Driftwood dinosaurs for garden festival
A driftwood dinosaur and floral rugs will be part of the furniture at the Koru on Koru Gallery and Sculpture Garden during the Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival.
The festival got underway last Friday and among the 61 gardens and places of interest for visitors to see there are eight new private gardens and three new places of interest entered. The new entries are spread around the region in Inglewood, New Plymouth, Bell Block, Egmont Village and Opunake.
The Powerco Garden Festival runs at the same time, featuring gardens, talks, workshops, speakers and community events.
Back to The Wall designers Relda Frogley and Joanne Gray will be releasing the first rugs created through their business during the festival at Fay Looney’s galleries — Koru on Koru and Koru on Devon.
Fay says the bespoke statement rugs are works of art for the floor and during the festival, five different designs will be launched.
Fay says Joanne and Relda have been producing stunning wallpapers since 2013 and have a passion in design backed by a 30-year involvement in high-end printing. The rugs are printed in Australia with all design and finishing done in New Zealand.
A range of other work will
A driftwood velociraptor.
also feature at the galleries, including fine art floral photography, ceramic art, ponga sculptures, glass art, weaving and painting.
A special piece of art — a velociraptor dinosaur made from driftwood by artist Jack Marsden Mayer — will also be on display at the garden at Koru on Koru Sculpture Garden and Gallery. ■ The Garden and Gallery is part of the Taranaki Fringe Festival until November 4. Free overnight campervan parking is in the front paddock of the Koru Rd property.
Floral-inspired rugs will be on display for the first time at O¯ akura’s Koru on Koru Gallery and Sculpture Garden during the garden festival.