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Friday 11 Feb - Sunday 6 March


Wonder Women

A group show by wonderful Whanganui Women artists, and featuring Trish Flutey and her Bags of Sweet Diversity.  Part of LA FIESTA! 2022.



Lately, I've been thinking about the diversity of our lives and surroundings. I thought, how sweet and cool everything about our lives, nature, people and the world are.


Next thing I knew, I was drawing the diverse colours and shapes of Licorice All-sorts...the seeds of this collection had germinated.


It's a fun way to wear something that makes a statement, of some kind or another, whether you want it to...or not!


Our world is embroidered and embellished with glorious, sparkling diversity and should be celebrated on a daily basis...maybe with a different handbag!!!


Trish Flutey


I'm a Whanganui-born textile artist, embroidering and embellishing pre-loved and new fabric and felt that I make into original bags, brooches and hanging pieces.


When a rare health condition worsened, I could no longer hold down a regular job, but I wanted to be occupied. As I had lots of fabric and trims from a lifetime of sewing, I decided to create more artistically-designed bags to sell rather than for my own use.


Currently, the proceeds help pay for my expensive treatment in Auckland which is not funded by the DHB.

Works in the Exhibition

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