Friday, June 17, 2016

The Unveiling - Sat 11 June 2016

The Unveiling of the Whangarei Community Tapestry took place at The Forum North on Saturday 11th June 2016 at 10 am. Mike Hibbert, Whangarei District Council Property & Community Services Manager MC'd The Unveiling and Her Worship The Major, Sheryl Mai opened the Ceremony.
 Mike Hibbert, WDC Property Manager opened the Ceremony.
Her Worship The Mayor warmly greeted everyone and
 thanked everyone for their contribution to the Project.

 The moment we have all been waiting for.....
 ...The Unveiling of the Tapestry!

Isn't it stunning?  
 Jackie Addenbrook explaining the different aspects of the image.Here she points to the young girl in the picture and tells us "she's the future - our children are the future of Whangarei, look after them. Look after Whangarei - it's a beautiful and it's Our Place...Our Home.

 Our lovely Tapestry Weaver, Naoko holds a photo of the late Beverley Compter.
Naoko "stepped in" to fill some very big shoes when
 Beverly unexpectedly passed away in April 2015. 
 The Priest's - fleece donors for all the wool
used for the Project, with Jackie Addenbrook.

 The Mayor, Sheryl Mai and The Bach Chairperson, Heather Carthew.
The Tapestry Hostesses and Jill Hartles, Committee Chairperson (far right)

 The Martin family played beautifully in the background after the Unveilling.
Patricia Boyd, daughter of the late, Beverly Compter embraces Jackie.
Patricia and family travelled up from Auckland to attend the Unveiling
 It was a special moment as they shared memories of Beverly and Patricia thanked Jackie for her vision, passion and enthusiasm for the tapestry project - one that Beverley was very passionate about also.

The Boyd and Compter families

 Mingling and mixing after the Ceremony.

 The Mayor, Sheryl Mai and Deputy Mayor, Sharon Morgan. Sharon hopes to revisit her enjoyment of weaving, inspired by a workshop with Beverly when she is not so busy with her Council duties
The Mayor, Glenda Ferguson - Foundation Member of The Bach Art Gallery and Shop, and Sharon Morgan.  Glenda and her husband, Brian constructed the purpose-built tapestry loom for the project which is in residence at The Bach, at the Town Basin, Whangarei.
Four Generations of the Priests.
And lastly but not least a photo of your resident blogger - me, Julia Prentice with Naoko Watson. I have really enjoyed following the tapestry progress over the past three and a bit years and have been greatly encouraged and inspired by it.
I hope you have enjoyed travelling this journey with us.
Thanks for your interest and participation!

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