Modernist Textile Design Created in 1949 sees the Light of Day


Nearly 70 years after it was designed, Avis Higgs' 'Heart of the Bush' has been printed onto fabric. 

It has been printed as a short run on a trial basis. Chairs have been covered by Living Room ( and look fantastic.

We will update as to future availability. Watch this space for further details.

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In Memoriam


In Memoriam, an exhibition honouring 5 artists no longer with us, including Avis, opened last night at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts in Wellington.

The exhibition has been curated by James Harcourt and is shown alongside another exhibition, The Art Pack. Both exhibitions run till April 23rd 2017.

Beach Life


Avis's legacy continues and there is strong demand for her work.
Her cards and her rug designs from Dilana Rugs are popular.

Douglas Lloyd Jenkins has just completed his latest book, "Beach Life, a celebration of Kiwi Beach Culture". Two of Avis' 1940s textile works of beach scenes feature in the book, reflecting her importance as the creator of the first surfing and beach-culture fabric designs.

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