Untitled [Table runner]
Ngarita Johnstone, Embroidery on linen. UC/MBL/2271
This table runner is another item from Ngarita Johnstone’s embroidery portfolio, completed whilst studying at the Canterbury College School of Art. Its bold and decorative pattern is ideal for its purpose, which was to be placed at the centre of a dining table. It features a central row of bright pink diamonds, which are framed by more interlocking pink outlines and four-leafed flowers. Inside each diamond is a peacock, which turns to face its neighbour. Like Johnstone’s Assisi Tablecloth, she has here chosen to leave the main animal motifs blank, filling in the background only.
Ngarita Johnstone : A selection of artworks
Click on the thumbnails to discover more about this striking selection of artworks by Ngarita Johnstone. Images selected and written about by Alice Tappenden.