Kirsty Lillico’s installation for Toro Whakaara incorporates textiles as the drawing method and medium – carpet and felt are cut and assembled to create compositions that evoke architectural drawing practice.

On the last day of the exhibition, we invite you to consider dynamic and different drawing methods with a hands-on workshop led by Kirsty Lillico.

In this workshop, participants will be able to use textiles to draw with, taking the building as inspiration and incorporating shapes and ideas considered within Kirsty’s practice.

The workshop will be around one hour in duration. All materials will be provided. Registration is essential for this event. Register Here

As per CoCA Covid-19 protocols, attendees will need to scan in using My Vaccine Pass and wear a mask.

Kirsty Lillico is a Te Whanganui-a-tara Wellington-based artist working primarily with textiles. She received a Master of Fine Art from RMIT University in Melbourne in 2008 and has a Bachelor of Design from Victoria University and a Diploma of Fine Art from Otago Polytechnic. Lillico has exhibited widely throughout New Zealand and in Australia. Solo and group exhibitions include Unravelled, City Gallery Wellington, 2019–20; Building Paper, Cobblestone Lightboxes Wellington, 2021; Happy Together, Objectspace, 2018; This used to be the future, Blindside, Melbourne, 2015; and Demented Architecture, City Gallery Wellington, 2015. In 2017 she was awarded the Parkin Drawing Prize for her work State Block.


  • Sat 12 Feb


  • 11:00 am — 12:00 pm


  • 66 Gloucester Street
  • Ōtautahi, Christchurch