Katherine will give an artist talk at 11 am on Saturday 19 March as part of the Threads Textiles Festival. There is limited capacity for this talk - please RSVP.

The psychological phenomena of pareidolia is the tendency to perceive a specific, often meaningful or familiar image in random or ambiguous visual patterns. The brain wants to make sense of the randomness, to pattern match, to find the familiar. For this exhibition, Katherine Claypole will explore this phenomena through her use of large scale hand stitched thread drawings that employ processes that are equal parts obsessive and meditative, repeating small actions, gestures, or marks until they coalesce into independent fields, flows, structures, or spaces.

This exhibition is presented in conjunction with Threads: Textiles Festival. With more than 15 free exhibitions and a roster of workshops, talks and tours at venues spanning Lower Hutt, Petone, Thorndon and the central city, Threads sheds new night on contemporary textile practices in Aotearoa and beyond. The festival will take place across Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington from 16-20 March 2022.


  • Sat 19 Mar


  • 11:00 am โ€” 12:00 pm


  • 241-243 Cuba Street
  • Te Aro, Wellington