Re:fine, a Nelson art exhibit held in Wellington in September, was condensed and opened at The Suter in Nelson last night.
This is Anna, the young but hard-working and talented curator of this show. She is feeling the heat because she is wearing one of my possum-merino-silk shawls; it is summer in Nelson, you know. But it was lovely to see a young, tall woman wear one of my pieces, with folds and drapes the way I like them.
In her speech, Anna made a special mention of Manuela, a German intern who was in charge of keeping us artists in tow. Manuela had to leave New Zealand a week before Re:fine opened, because she had to return to Germany for exams at her university. Truly disappointing, as all of us were hoping to buy her a nice glass of something, in Wellington, each!
Everybody was put on notice to go look for your punk sky diving instructor, Manuela!!