Gordon Crook and Conserving the Michael Fowler Centre Tapestries

July 8, 2021

It’s been an honour for the studio to be involved in the ongoing conservation of The Michael Fowler Centre’s much-loved tapestries. Since 2013, a team of our own has collaborated with renowned textile conservator Rangi Te Kanawa to maintain this beautiful work.

2021 marks 100 years since Te Whanganui-a-Tara artist Gordon Crook’s birth. Thanks to the council’s commitment to taking care of public artworks, these works will still be enjoyed another 100 years from now.

Mark Amery’s write-up below talks about some of the artist’s life, works and the studio’s role in protecting these treasures for future generations.

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