On the creative scene, the Gallery has recently taken in some exciting new work from raranga weaver, Fiona Gedson. Fiona works from a unique mobile straw-bale constructed studio in the Waiotahe Valley, near Opotiki, and produces intricate weavings that are a fusion of Maori weaving styles and European materials. The results are highly sort-after collectors pieces elegantly displayed in their own frames. So sought-after in fact, that a beautiful miniature korowai cloak, woven incorporating peacock feathers, sold almost immediately it arrived in the Gallery. Fortunately for those who missed out, we have just received more of Fiona’s beautiful work to replace it.