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Upper Moutere School

Region: Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast

Art form: Contemporary Embroidery and Mixed Media Fibre Artist 

Project name: Our Fibre 

Creative name: Fleur Woods 

Project information: Our Fibre is a creative project for 67+ students, years 6, 7, and 8. It aims to explore the concept of who we are and how we are connected, with an emphasis on well-being and how creativity can support us to tell our stories and practise mindfulness. Students will explore their cultural identity, local environment, contemporary symbolism, and create artworks with the end goal of sharing our project in a community artspace. Each student will be empowered to create their own textile wall hanging that will act as a contemporary sampler representing who they are today, acknowledging their cultural heritage and honouring the local environment. The key guiding concepts for this project include:

  • slow stitching for mindfulness
  • creativity as a form of self-expression and recording personal histories
  • using our local environment as a resource Embracing our identity and sharing it proudly with our community

Project status: Completed

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