Sara Boland Art Studio
Kāpiti Arts Trail: Listing 51
Artistic medium: Fibre and textiles, mixed media
In her studio nestled in the back garden behind her home in Waikanae, Sara creates intricate, non-traditional fabric pieces that blur the line between Art and Craft, to explore and express quiet inner thoughts and feelings and the world around her.
Basing her art practice mostly in Waikanae over more than 25 years, Sara has exhibited in local galleries, and in previous Arts Trails as part of the 100 Days – A Journey exhibitions.
Graduating in 1994 with a Diploma in Visual Arts and Design, Sara’s initial main artistic outlet was jewellery design and creation. Seeking a change in direction after her children were born, she was inspired by the long family history of women creating with fabric and thread to make the shift to working with textiles and mixed media.
Using traditional textile techniques in different ways to create her exquisite pieces, she finds slow hand-stitching a meditative activity to balance a busy family life.
Payment options available: Cash, online banking