The Artists  


Tony Lane was born in Kati-Kati, New Zealand, in 1949. He lives in Wellington and has two sons. His paintings are represented in a number of public and private collections in New Zealand, the USA and Europe. He has had one-man exhibitions in New York, Barcelona, London and Gstaad, as well as in New Zealand and Australia. Tony Lane has been designing rugs since the early nineties and has a keen interest in fabric design.

Julia Morison was born in Pahiatua, New Zealand in 1951.A graduate of the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts, she has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in New Zealand and Europe. She was the recipient of the Francis Hodgkins Fellowship in Dunedin in 1988. In 1990, she was awarded the Moet and Chandon Fellowship to work in France.For many years a resident in France, she recently returned to New Zealand . Julia Morison's paintings have utilised and referred to various alchemic philosophies and systems. The finesse of her rug designs also derives from these sources.

Gavin Chilcot was born in Auckland in 1950. He studied graphic art at the Auckland Technical Institute in 1967 and then at the School of Fine Arts, Auckland University, from 1968-1970. He has also shown his paintings frequently in New Zealand and Australia and has been represented in exhibitions in Italy and Spain. Chilcot has collaborated with many craftspeople to design and paint furniture and ceramics, as well as having considerable experience in designing rugs. A significant collaboration with the potter Errol Barnes was shown in a project at the Auckland City Art Gallery called "Setting a Table". His work is represented in public and private collections in NZ., Australia and Europe. He lives in Wellington, NZ.

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