Kristey Batten, Felt Artist is Guest Exhibitor at ‘Fibrefastic’ Exhibition

We are delighted to have well known Felt Artist Kristey Batten as Guest Exhibitor at the Tauranga Creative Fibre ‘Fibrefastic’ Exhibition & Fair, 27-29 July at Tauranga Racecourse.

Kristey will be exhibiting her new work in ‘still life’! 

Kristey has widened her subject matter, embracing ‘still life’ as well as sculptural work.  “The new challenges showcased in this exhibition has been incorporating the three dimensional sculptural elements with my style of pictorial representation,” says Kristey.

You will also be treated to some of her ‘art’ inspired pieces as you come in the exhibition foyer, where we will display some of her large felted blankets.  Her ‘Tribute to Hundertwasser’ won the Selector’s Choice Award in 2010 Creative Fibre National Exhibition – and it is a vibrant beautiful piece to welcome all!

This is an opportunity to meet Kristey, who is recognised both for her pictorial felting and as a tutor nationally and internationally.

Felting now for 12 years, after stumbling across a workshop with well-known and highly regarded New Zealand felter Raewyn Penrose, Kristey has never looked back. Incorporating fibre and felt now forms her expression as an artist.

Kristey loves to teach and has tutored both here and overseas. In her workshops she always hopes participants will gain a love and renewed enthusiasm for finding new ways to express their own creativity through felt.  Her suggestion is “just enjoy it” and urges us all to try as many workshops as possible and to look at other media, as all offers something to the creative process. “Finding your own expressive technique is the real joy!”

Wonderful advice!  Come along and chat with Kristy at the ‘Fibrefastic’ Exhibition 27-29 July, Tauranga Racecourse.  Plenty of parking available.

As examples of the quality of her work you can expect to see at the exhibition in this post we are showing previously exhibited pieces  – the galloping horse ‘Kaimanawa Dream’ and her portrait of the black labrador ‘Just Waiting’ (see below).















Given the delight of these pieces we eagerly await her new exhibition of ‘still life’!