Kia ora welcome!
My name is Adrienne Spratt and I am a weaver. Although I am originally a self taught artist, I have had the privilege over the years to meet many weavers who have enhanced and contributed to my journey as a fibre artist. I love creating using raranga and whatu. I make a range of artwork from kete and kakahu to sculptural works using both traditional and contemporary techniques and materials.
I have been weaving for over 20 years and hold a Masters in Māori Visual Art with first class honours from Massey University and a National Diploma in Adult Teaching and Training. I have been teaching for many years and at the moment I am teaching the degree programme in Māori Art, Maunga Kura Toi at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa in Papaiōea (Palmerston North).
Weaving is not only an outlet of creative expression but it nurtures and shapes me personally. I find it grounding – a form of meditation that is refreshing, stimulating and incredibly satisfying.
On these pages you will find a small snippet of my mahi (work). I am forever creating so if you would like a special piece created for you please contact me. You can also view artwork available for sale in the gallery.