Join Ashburton Art Gallery and Museum for a very special embroidery workshop with Ōtautahi-based artist Saskia Bunce-Rath.

Saskia graduated with a Masters in painting from the Ilam School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury, and brings this training into her current textile work, drawing inspiration both from European art history and more contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand artists like Bill Hammond. Her current exhibition, eating stars together at dusk, is her first solo exhibition at a public art gallery and is open until 10 December.

In this workshop, Saskia will give a rare insight into her practice and share how she transforms her preliminary paintings and sketches into embroidery works. She will then guide you on how to do this with your own drawing, and you will spend time embroidering together and working through any questions you may have. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to share your creation with the group! This will also be a great opportunity to get a first look at our upcoming textile and embroidery exhibition Suffrage in Stitches, which will be opening on the same day as the workshop.

All materials are provided, but you are welcome to bring along reference images.

Tickets are $20. Booking is required here, as spaces are limited.


  • $20 per person


  • Sat 02 Dec


  • 12:00 pm — 3:30 pm


  • 327 West Street
  • Ashburton 7700