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Batik by Ann Hay

Exotic batik wall hangings on display. Everything from native New Zealand birds to African animals will soon be on display at the Taupō Museum as part of an upcoming exhibition by Ann Hay. Hay’s exhibition features original batik wall hangings. Batik is the art of decorating cloth using wax and dye. The exhibition showcases a range of subjects including New Zealand mountain, lake and rural scenes. Hay lives in Taumaranui but was born in England and grew up in Kenya. She spent 25 years in Africa and said she enjoyed drawing animals in the game parks using oils and pencils. An art gallery suggested she take up the art of batik as it was an easy art form for tourists to roll up and take home, so Hay taught herself the craft and over the years has created her own technique. Exhibitions officer Kerence Stephen said the works were intricate and detailed, and beautifully demonstrated high-quality batik work. “The variety of themes in Ann’s wall hangings means there is something for everyone,” she said. Ann has exhibited her work in several African countries, the United Kingdom, the United States, Paris, Australia and New Zealand. Her last exhibition at Taupō Museum was in 2016, where she celebrated her 80th birthday and most of the works sold. Taupo Museum is open 7 days from 10am to 4:30pm and entry is free to Taupo District residents and all children. Adults $5, seniors and students $3.

Sessions:
  • Sat 6 Jun, 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Sun 7 Jun, 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Mon 8 Jun, 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Tue 9 Jun, 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Wed 10 Jun, 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Thu 11 Jun, 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Fri 12 Jun, 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Sat 13 Jun, 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Sun 14 Jun, 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Mon 15 Jun, 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Tue 16 Jun, 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Wed 17 Jun, 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Thu 18 Jun, 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Fri 19 Jun, 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Sat 20 Jun, 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Sun 21 Jun, 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Mon 22 Jun, 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Tue 23 Jun, 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Wed 24 Jun, 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Thu 25 Jun, 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Fri 26 Jun, 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Sat 27 Jun, 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Sun 28 Jun, 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Mon 29 Jun, 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Tue 30 Jun, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Ticket information:
Free
Location:
Taupo Museum
Restrictions:
All Ages
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