masters of fine arts aut.
Sally is a textile collection that is inspired and motivated by the designers ancestors and their textile making methods. The collection explores the significance of storytelling within a contemporary setting drawing from methods of mark making, watercolour painting, digital print, Tapa making and needle felting. More specifically, Sally was manifested by a series of paintings which included marks, colours and forms as representations of the designers family. These paintings were taken into a digital medium and used to create both digital and screen-printed fabrics which were incorporated into felted tapa cloth using technologies at AUT’s textile and deign lab.
The techniques used focus on amalgamating traditional and contemporary design methods to communicate the bond between the designers current environment and design mediums and their ancestors' textile practices. This practice explores how much further tapa cloth can be taken and the benefits that communities in the future will receive from these textural stories when they, like us, begin to look for connections to their past.
wHO AM I?
Aloisia is a textile designer whose practice consists of digital textile making, considerably focusing on digital print and needle felting. The designer's interests are centered around story telling by way of amalgamating traditional Tongan and contemporary textile making methods.
The designer is currently completing a master's degree in visual arts at AUT.