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Birgit Moffatt.

Birgit has embraced all aspects of Aotearoa since choosing to make this special place her home. Deeply engaged with her surrounding natural environment Birgit’s art practice encompasses many natural materials and found items.

A degree in Visual Arts and Design and in depth Maori Arts studies over recent years have influenced Birgit’s approach to her materials and the works she creates.

An actively exhibiting artist Birgit has contributed a wonderful work for this current exhibition.

Here is Birgit’s background statement about her work in Dreaming of the Future – SDA Exhibition:

Dialogue with Tāne-Mahuta

Dialogue with Tāne-Mahuta is part of a larger Body of Work, an investigation of a sense of place with my adopted turangawaewae; it expresses my journey of spiritual (re-) connection with Te Taiao, the natural world. 
The dialogue continues in my studio, while working intuitively, transforming the bark with subtle stitches into a piece of art, without diminishing the mauri of the bark.

Closeup Detail of French Knotting in Dialogue with Tāne-Mahuta.
Dialogue with Tāne-Mahuta

Birgit is creating the next exhibition at ‘from out of the blue studio gallery’. It will be her solo exhibition. Here is a taster of the wide variety of works you can look forward to viewing.

exhibition teaser for
In Dialogue with Papatūānuku.

The exhibition will run from February 18th to March 29th 2021.
In Dialogue with Papatūānuku
will be the title and the works are looking very exciting.

During the time of her solo exhibition Birgit will be the Artist in Residence at ‘from out of the blue studio gallery’. She will be living and working in the off-grid self contained creative residence on our property that site amongst the ducks, chickens and permaculture food forest and dye garden. Watch the gallery’s digital spaces and Birgit’s personal digital spaces for updates and posts.

During her residency here Birgit is going to offer a looping workshop. Registrations will be open soon and will be on the gallery’s Facebook page

Wire looping around a rock I found on my holidays in Northland, New Zealand – Birgit Moffatt
I ran a looping workshop one weekend and couldn’t help myself to loop my own little taonga afterwards. Every time I teach I also learn, its very rewarding and not a one way road. – Birgit Moffatt.

There is a lot to see now with Birgit’s beautiful work currently on display which is available through the gallery web shop but there is also so much to look forward to. So watch the spaces for our updates – FB, Instagram and the News page of the website. Any enquiries can also always be directed straight to the gallery.