AddressLUMEN Studios and Gallery
1729 South Road
Studio is open during the year
Studio open by appointment outside the trail days
Toilet facilities available
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Alice Cowdrey is a textile artist who specialises in needle felting. Working out of Lumen Studios & Gallery, Tataraimaka, she works with sheep’s wool and other natural fibres to felt brooches, animals and other larger works of art.
Incorporating cat fur, possum fur and human hair, Alice looks to nature, animals and folk art for inspiration. She hopes to tell stories based on a mythical past through her larger works which are whimsical in nature but have an underlying colonial theme.
Alice took up needle felting eight years ago and got hooked on the medium’s versatile nature and texture. She mostly works with Corriedale wool which has been carded and dyed.
Alice has a degree in art history and history and a post-graduate diploma in journalism. She is currently completing her post-graduate diploma in museum studies through Massey University and hopes to help preserve culture and history through different methods of story telling.