Introducing Mayfair's first all female duo exhibition,

Thread & Canvas.


Opening Times
3rd February - 3rd March 2024

Monday - Friday, 1-9pm 

Weekends & Waitangi Day 11am-9pm

Linda Bennett – Textile Artist
"There has been a needle and thread in my hands surely every day since the age of ten when I was given my first sewing machine. I’ve manipulated fibres, texture, fabric, nearly always recycled, since that wonderful day. There’s always a project on the go, nearly finished, or constantly in need of a small adjustment. I adore textiles, and if I can’t find exactly what I’m looking for, I’ll create it. Only in recent years following the acceptance of my work into the World of Wearable Art, have I had the confidence to refer to myself as a Fibre Artist, putting to rest the Craft vs Art theorists. I’m excited to be showing my latest work alongside Lynn Fearnley, who is such an accomplished artist in paint medium.
We present you with the fruits of our labour in Fibre and in Paint, both art, but very different mediums."

Lynn Fearnley – Painter
"Having spent most of my life in Kaikoura, I've always found inspiration just by stepping outside. Drawing has been a passion of mine since a young age, despite missing out on art classes during my earlier years in school. As an adult, I decided to fill that gap and attended art classes at Kaikoura High School to complete School Cert. Art. My journey into painting took shape at Karen James's weekly classes, where I was profoundly influenced by her open learning style. Eager to explore various artistic mediums, I participated in numerous workshops organized by the Kaikoura Art Society. These experiences allowed me to expand my creative styles and techniques. Putting together this collection of work has been quite a challenge, showing me that art goes far beyond just paint and brushes. I'm grateful for the chance to share my work alongside the talented fibre artist, Linda."