Weaving a Story

During Artweek – (11th – 20th October 2013) The Avondale Creative Spaces ran a 2 day workshop and event called “Weaving a Story”. The aim was to open up Avondale dialogue by inviting creative groups, school children and locals to emerge and work together on a creative community project with the end results will be installed at various locations along Avondale’s main street and in a planned ‘pop up’ Gallery space.

Wed 16th October – The School’s Weaving a Story workshop day 

1395900_573632362704008_2131327417_nFour local schools were invited to send 5 students to participate in a one day workshop hosted by Avondale Intermediate School.  The day included learning traditional and contemporary weaving skills using recycled and created materials.

“The students worked alongside mentors to help to word the stories of life and incorporate them into the woven artwork.  They worked together with other students and along with learning weaving skills they gained team work, leadership, creative and problem solving skills”  The  workshop was run by Mesepa Edwards.

1381792_573631716037406_37158882_n1375852_573632082704036_723421918_nTh1379775_573632056037372_1292166820_ne workshop  was set up to give the children an experience of weaving techniques and  how to work with recycle materials. What unfolds for them will be their own expressions of their individual stories, what Avondale means to them. Mesepa’s role was to inspire them to weave in different ways and encourage the children to give things a go.

The Schools workshop outcomes and documentation of the day will be exhibited at the Avondale Creative Spaces in mid November.








Sat 19th October  – Community Weaving a Story Workshop –  1-4pm 

All Creative Community groups and individuals were invited to share their skills and participated in a 2nd workshop that was open to the local community at the Avondale Community Centre. The group that gathered was so keen we are planning another workshop to complete the designs even further – Saturday Nov 9th  1pm – 4pm at the Avondale Community Centre.

Weaving A Story from Avon Dale on Vimeo.


Many Thanks

To the following local businesses who supported us by providing materials many of which were either destined for the landfill or recycling station.


Avondale Intermediate School

The Creative Souls Project – Deahne Lakatani

The Sewing Workshop – 13 Rosebank Rd. Phone:09-828 3636

Laser Electrical

West Auckland Resource Centre

DF_CTL_Logo_Linear_PMSDoyle Sailmakers

Billboard Solutions