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Commissioned work
 
I have woven a number of commissioned tapestries over the years. Some are in public spaces and many are in private homes. Tapestries provide a unique and special adornment for your home and can become family heirlooms as they last for hundreds of years if looked after properly. To commissione an heirloom tapestry for your home and family you just need to e-mail me to discuss this.


'"New Connections 4"'
2005
500 x 700mm
This work shows the manuka sticks covered with newspaper. Graphite pencil, conte and pastel pencils.


Price. $0.00
Status. For Sale



'The Baycourt Tapestries'
1983-85
Approx 60ft long x 4ft high.
Twenty overlapping panels ranging in size from 2x3ft to 4x9ft. Cotton warp, largely handspun wool weft.

These tapestries were commissioned by the Tauranga City Council to hang along the back wall of the Centennial Theatre in Baycourt, the Arts and Cultural Centre in Tauranga. The tapestries were designed and woven by myself and Jill Kobayashi. The architect, Miles Warren of Warren and Mahoney, suggested overlapping panels, red on red, with geometric shapes that reflected the shapes in his building.


Price. $0.00
Status. SOLD



'The Baycourt Tapestries'
1983 - 85
Approx 60ft long x 4ftwide
Twenty overlapping panels ranging in size from 2x3ft to 9x4ft. Cotton warp, largely handspun wool weft.

These tapestries were commissioned by the Tauranga City Council to hang along the back wall of the Centennial Theatre in Baycourt, the Arts and Cultural Centre in Tauranga. The tapestries were woven by myself and Jill Kobayashi over an 18month period. The architect Miles Warren of Warren and Mahoney, suggested overlapping panels, red on red, with geometric shapes that reflected the shapes in his building.


Price. $0.00
Status. SOLD



'The Baycourt Tapestries'
1983 - 85
Approx 60 ft long by 4ft high
Twenty overlapping panels ranging in size from 2x3ft to 9x4ft. Cotton warp, largely handspun wool weft.

These tapestries were commissioned by the Tauranga City Council to hang along the back wall of the Centennial Theatre in Baycourt, the Arts and Cultural Centre in Tauranga. The tapestries were designed and woven by myself and Jill Kobayashi. The architect, Miles Warren of Warren and Mahoney, suggested overlapping panels, red on red, with geometric shapes that reflect the shape of the building.


Price. $0.00
Status. SOLD



'Tapestry for St Canice's Church, Westport'
1983
107 x 52cm
6epi, cotton warp, wool weft.

This tapestry incorporates the two images of a spiral and a cross interwoven together. The spiral of course, denotes the life force of the world, growth and energy, while the Cross, the major symbol of the Catholic church, symbolizes the death of Christ. The two inmages together can symbolize the polarities and paradoxes of life and death, how they cannot exist without each other and the interaction of the two combine to form the reality of this world. the spiral commences in the center of the vross and bein open ended symbolizes eternity and the continuation of life.


Price. $0.00
Status. SOLD



''Te Puna Landscape''
1987
100x148cm
6epi Linen wrp, wool weft.

This landscape tapestry was woven in strips and depicts the estuary and Tauranga Harbour near Te Puna in the Bay of Plenty. This work is typical of the landscape tapestries I was weaving in the late 1980's. It was commissioned by Elsie Bygraves and shows the view from her home


Price. $0.00
Status. SOLD



''Mountscape 2''
1987
107 x152cm
6epi, cotton warp, wool weft.

This tapestry was commissioned by Jocelyn Evans of Tauranga and depicts an abstract bush landscape with Mount Maunganui in the distance.


Price. $0.00
Status. SOLD



''Jesus At The Mount''
1987
183 x 274cm
6epi. cotton warp, wool weft.

This tapestry consists of three panels and hangs at St Thomas Moore Catholic Church, Mt Maunganui. Jesus is portayed walking in a shaft of golden light on the Mount beach.


Price. $0.00
Status. SOLD



''Lake View with Rocks''
1989
107x152cm
6epi cotton warp, wool weft

This tapestry was commissioned by Birgite Armstrong of Marlborough. Woven in strips the tapestry portrays an imaginary early morning landscape.


Price. $0.00
Status. SOLD



''Portrait of a Man''
1992
95 x 130cm
8epi cotton warp, wool, cottolin weft

This tapestry was commissioned by Birgite Armstrong and features a double portrait of Neale Armstrong. The left side shows a detailed portrait and right side a silhouette portrait.


Price. $0.00
Status. SOLD



''Magnolia''
1993
107 x 107cm
8epi, cotton warp, wool, cotton and linen weft

This lovely tapestry was commissioned by Brian and Heidi wallace of Tirimoana, Marlborough Sounds. It was designed to hang in the bedroom of their home


Price. $0.00
Status. SOLD



''Women of Marlborough''
1995
97x267cm
5 & 10 epi, cotton warp, wool, cotton, cottolin and linen weft.

This tapestry was commissioned by the Marlborough Women's Suffrage Committee and commemmorates the contribution that women have made to the life of Marlborough over the last one hundred years. The tapestry belongs to the Women of Marlborough and is held in trust for them by the Marlborough District Council.


Price. $0.00
Status. SOLD



''Okaine's Bay - Cabbage Tree''
1997
120x120cm
9epi, cotton warp, wool, cottolin, linen weft.

This tapestry was commissioned by Barry and Diane Ramsay of Christchurch and hangs in the main lounge of their home.


Price. $0.00
Status. SOLD



''At the Bay - Bruce's Pond''
1997-98
75x180cm
7epi, cotton warp, wool, cottolin, linen weft.

A composite abstract landscape and portraits of the clients are portrayed in this tapestry commissioned by Bruce and Yvonne Roberts of Westport. The colours of this tapestry complement the interior of their home extremely well.


Price. $0.00
Status. SOLD



''Millennium Tapestry''
1999-2000
300x500cm
6epi, cotton warp, mainly wool weft.

This tapesty which is the largest single tapestry to be woven in New Zealand was commissioned by the Christchurch City Council as a Community Arts Project for the Millennium. It commemmorates Christchurch city in the year 2000 and was designed by painter Philip Trusttum. The tapestry was woven by Marilyn and her assistant Alison Stanton with the help of almost 3000 members of the community.


Price. $0.00
Status. SOLD



'Linwood Library Tapestry'
1997-98
180x98cm approx
6epi, cotton warp, mainly wool weft.

This tapestry was woven on site at the Linwood Library as my first community tapestry.


Price. $0.00
Status. SOLD



''Roses''
2000
120 x 182.5cm
6epi, cotton warp, wool, cottolin and linen weft

This tapestry ws commissioned by John and Sue Caldwell of Christchurch. Strong bold images of roses were fractured into an abstract pattern


Price. $0.00
Status. SOLD



''Portrait of a Psyche''
2000
68 x72.5cm
10epi, cotton warp, cottolin, linen, wool and metallic threads in weft

This tapestry was commissioned by Evin Wood of Blenheim and is an abstract portrait of himself. Evin wanted a colourful abstraction that would not be immediately recognizable as a portrait.


Price. $0.00
Status. SOLD



''Folster Children''
2001
100x65cm
8epi, cotton warp, wool, cottolin weft.

This tapestry was commissioned by Jenny and Stephen Folster of Blenheim and portrays their three children. The colours were inspired by the interior colours of their home.


Price. $0.00
Status. SOLD



''Lace I''
2002
119x97cm
10epi cotton warp, wool and cottolin weft

This tapestry was commissioned by Sue Spigel of Governors Bay and features her daughter Betsy. The image was created by melding two images together.


Price. $0.00
Status. SOLD



'Tolmarchoff Tapestry'
2002
28x29.5cm
18epi cotton warp, wool, cottolin, cotton, silk, polyester weft

This small format tapestry was commisssioned by Priscilla and Jim Tolmarchoff of Bunbury, West Australlia


Price. $0.00
Status. SOLD



''Bob and Cameron''
2003
95 x 60cm approx
10epi cotton warp, wool, cottolin, linen weft

This tapestry was commissisoned by Rebecca Brown-Thompson and features her husband and son.


Price. $0.00
Status. SOLD



''Paul Hickman''
2005
97 x 95cm
11epi, cotton warp, wool, cottolin weft

This tapestry was commissioned by Kevin Hickman and features his little brother who did not live beyond 3years. Paul was a 'blue baby' and lived from 1946 -1949. This work is a family heritage tapestry. The photograph shows the tapestry with some of the family on the day it was cut off the loom.


Price. $0.00
Status. SOLD



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Price. $0.00
Status. For Sale



'The James Chu Tapestry'
2008

This tapestry was commissioned by Julia Chu and is a portrait of her late husband James. The numbers in the background relate to James' life and the whole tapestry represents his love of nature, the sea and rocks.


Price. $0.00
Status. SOLD



'The Government House Tapestry Screen'
2011
200 x 158
This tapestry screen was commissioned by Lady Susan Satyanand as her gift to Government House at the end of her husbans's tenure as Governor General. The tapestries were being woven in my Arts Centre studio and the first two tapestry panel's were almost completed when the February 22nd eathquake struck. It was five week's before the tapestries could be rescued from the studio and seven week's before work was resumed. The screen was presented to the House on 17th August 2011, on the same day that Sir Anand and Lady Susan were farewelled at Parliament - so just in time! These tapestries have a very interesting provenance, and were a joy to weave.


Price. $0.00
Status. SOLD



''Maureen and Tony''
2012
107 x 115
This tapestry was commissioned by Kevin Hickman and is a portrait of his parents Maureen and Tony Hickman. This couple are my aunt and uncle and it was a great pleasure to weave their portraits as I was very close to both of them throughout my life.


Price. $0.00
Status. SOLD



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Price. $0.00
Status. For Sale



'The Duvauchelle's Tapestry'
2013

This tapestry was commissioned by Barbara Allan who lives at Duvauchelles on the Banks Peninsula, Canterbury. Barbara asked me to design a tapestry which would be a memory for her when she decides to leave this lovely spot on the Peninsula. She asked me to include the pohutakawa, the kereru (wood pigeon), the boatsheds, the flax and the Onewe Peninsula which she can see from her lounge window. This photographs shows me with Barbara on the evening I delivered the tapestry to her.


Price. $0.00
Status. SOLD




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Marilyn Rea-Menzies
Artist Studio and Hallway Gallery
50 Albert Street
Hamilton East
Hamilton

Ph: 64 7 856 6010
Cell: 027 474 3441
marilyn@tapestry.co.nz