Story: Crafts and applied arts

Ilse von Randow curtain, Auckland Art Gallery (1st of 2)

Ilse von Randow curtain, Auckland Art Gallery

Weaver Ilse von Randow was commissioned to weave a large curtain for the Auckland Art Gallery in 1958. The curtain was woven on a number of looms at the same time and hand-stitched together over four months. It was mounted over a new door that separated two gallery spaces and remained in place for about 10 years. After the curtain was removed it was stored at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki, E. H. McCormick Research Library

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How to cite this page:

Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Lucy Hammonds, 'Crafts and applied arts - Craft in the 1950s and 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/45306/ilse-von-randow-curtain-auckland-art-gallery (accessed 30 September 2020)

Story by Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Lucy Hammonds, published 22 Oct 2014