New Zealand born Avis Higgs is an award winning painter and one of Australasia’s most innovative textile designers of the 1940s.
The College of Creative Arts, Massey University Wellington is launching a new fund for creatives with an online auction, in partnership with the Massey Foundation.
Leading NZ artists and alumni including Sir Richard Taylor, Kate Sylvester, John Drawbridge, Judy Darragh, Avis Higgs, Guy Ngan and many more have donated 27 works to help launch the Residencies Fund.
This piece of fabric was part of the bedspread Avis made from offcuts of her designs done at STP (Silk and Textile Printers). The design was one of the Victory Loan Fabrics, its title written on the fabric "When the Lights go on", speaks of a time when the War and the Blackouts are...