Margery Blackman

Weaving, Life

7 May 2024

On Saturday 18th May we are excited to open the doors to Margery Blackman: Weaving, Life. This important exhibition celebrates the life’s work of Ōtepoti Dunedin artist and textiles scholar Margery Blackman. Focusing on a significant body of woven tapestries that Blackman developed over a period of three decades, as well as generous material from her archive, personal collections and the collection of Tūhura Otago Museum, this exhibition promises to be a very special experience for our visitors. 

The DPAG team would like to acknowledge our guest curators, Elle Loui August and Jane Groufsky and the support of Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum and Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage in the making of this exhibition. 

The opening weekend of Margery Blackman: Weaving, Life is filled with rich opportunities to dive deep into the exhibition. This begins with a curators’ tour at 10.30am Saturday 18th May, and concludes with The Interlacing Threads - a series of presentations discussing Blackman’s career and influence. This event will be in the DPAG auditorium and runs from 2pm – 4pm, all details on the event listing below.

Lucy Hammonds
Kairauhī Curator
Dunedin Public Art Gallery

[image: Margery Blackman Tapestry for Patricia 1987. Hand woven wool tapestry, 750mm x 620mm, Given by Margery Blackman in 2021, Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hākena, University of Otago.]

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