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Exhibitions & Updates


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Artist Interview, HERE No.17, Late Summer 2023 Issue

'Kathryn Tsui redwhiteblue - towards a democratisation of making', Essay by Dr Bronwyn Lloyd, Masterworks Gallery, February 2023
Link to e-catalogue and exhibition essay, here.

My solo exhibition redwhiteblue at Masterworks Gallery, in Tāmaki Makaurau - Auckland, Aotearoa - New Zealand, is on display from 18th February to 18th March 2023.

This new work is part of the ‘text tile’  exhibition at Caves, Melbourne Australia, 24 June -16 July 2022 

The exhibition ‘text tile’ will showcase textile based practices of over 50 artists within Australia and New Zealand, to represent the full spectrum of woven and non-woven techniques.

The Search Party Project by Bronwyn Lloyd at McCahon House from 20 April - 3 July 2022

Excited to be part of the public programmes after having woven the background for Bronwyn’s needle point homage charms.

Conceived as a response to Sebastian Clarke’s essay on the curious case of the missing ‘Woven Kauri’, 1954, a weaving work by Colin McCahon and Ilse von Randow, Bronwyn Lloyd has created 28 needlepoint charms which will be on display at the McCahon House Museum. The charms will be on a woven panel by Kathryn Tsui, recreating the striped ground of Woven Kauri .

Saturday, 30 April  2022
McCahon House
In conversation with Bronwyn Lloyd, Sebastian Clarke, Kathryn Tsui & Julia Waite
Sunday, 1 May 2022
McCahon House
with Kathryn Tsui 
Come and learn how to weave your own small placemat, coaster, or mug rug with me. We will experiment with weft stripe techniques in response to Ilse von Randow and Colin McCahon’s ‘Woven Kauri’ (1954). 
Learn the principles of weaving, while creating a high impact design with contrasting coloured yarns.
(Suitable for all skill levels)

In March 2022 I spoke to Lynn Freeman on 'Standing Room Only' the arts programme for Radio New Zealand about my weaving practice and the cross stitch project with my mum Doris Tsui. Click here for the interview.

Summer Salon, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland - Aotearoa New Zealand, 27 November 2021 – 5 February 2022

Soft Landing, Page Galleries, Wellington - Aotearoa New Zealand, 24 February – 19 March 2022. (In the Threads Textile Festival presented as part of the 2022 Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts)

Text Tile, Caves Gallery, Melbourne - Australia, 24 June – 16 July 2022

redwhiteblue, asterworks Gallery, Auckland - Aotearoa New Zealand, 18 February – 18 March 2023 (Solo Exhibition)


Artist Talk
with Browyn Lloyd, Sebastian Clarke, Kathryn Tsui & Julie Waite
McCahon House Museum, Auckland
30 April 2022, 4pm

Weaving Workshop with Kathryn Tsui
McCahon House Museum, Auckland
1 May 2022, 9am-12pm
(As part of Browyn Lloyd's The Search Party Project)

SATURDAY 19 June 2021 {Sold out}

Come to learn how to weave an original wall hanging over a delicious afternoon tea in Tairua on the Coromandel.

Learn two striking weaving techniques (Inlay & Rya knotting) and fundamentals behind hand weaving in this brand new workshop.  This fun introduction to weaving does not require any weaving experience. 

For more info please email Kathryn on  

A collaborative weaving project for Connect the Dots as part of their touring exhibition 'Flirting with form: Works by TOI AKO artists', showing at Hastings Art Gallery, 13 March - 23 May 2021. 

In September I had the opportunity to run two weaving workshops at The Dowse Art Museum in Wellington. With 30 participants they learnt a clasp weft weaving technique to weave a unique wall hanging. Woven solely with accessible everyday materials.

Artist Profile in homestyle magazine, New Zealand, June to July 2020 issue. For the full interview with editor Alice Lines click here.

A new tableware series is featured in Ā Mua: New Lineages of Making, The Dowse Art Museum, 6 June to 11 October 2020.

(Image courtesy of Dowse Art Museum. Photographer Shaun Matthews)

A woven wall hanging for Ophelia Mikkelson-Jones' exhibition at Parlour Projects, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand (November to December 2019). For 'A Place To Picnic' we were inspired by a Agnes Martin grid work, tartans and plaids found on picnic blankets and Ophelia’s colour palette.

(Image courtesy of Parlour Projects, photographer Hazel Redmond)


This cross stitch project was part of a textile exhibition at Corban Estate Arts Centre, Auckland, New Zealand (August to September 2019). Working with my Mum, the project represents over 200 hours of stitching and over 22,000 individual cross stitches. The project translated the tartan pattern found on the low cost and mass produced Hong Kong Shopper or Ahmah bags into cross stitch.

The handwoven Hourglass series, was installed on Samuel Tupou’s wall painting at Cement Fondu contemporary art space in Sydney, Australia (June to July 2019). 


redwhiteblue, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland, 18 February – 18 March 2023


Text Tile, Caves Gallery, Melbourne - Australia, 24 June 16 July – 2022 

Soft Landing, Page Galleries, Wellington, 24 February – 19 March 2022

Summer Salon, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland, November to December 2021

Flirting with form: Works by TOI AKO artists, Hastings Art Gallery, Hastings, 13 March - 23 May 2021

Ā Mua: New Lineages of Making, The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington, 4 April to 26 July 2020

Labour of Body, Corban Estate Arts Centre, Auckland, 26 July to 15 September 2019

Art Store, Cement Fondu, Sydney - Australia, 25 May to 21 July 2019

Subsets: Sets and Pairs from the University of Waikato Art Collection, Calder & Lawson Gallery, University of Waikato, 2016


Dowse Art Museum
University of Waikato


Blumhardt Foundation May 2020


Artist Interview, HERE No.17, Late Summer 2023
'Kathryn Tsui redwhiteblue - towards a democratisation of making', Essay by Dr Bronwyn Lloyd, Masterworks Gallery, February 2023
Radio Interview with Lynn Freeman, Standing Room Only, Radio New Zealand, March 2022
Artist Profile, ‘EDUCATING IN THE CRAFTS – THE GLOBAL EXPERIENCE’, edited by Lindy Joubert and published by Springer, 2022
Artist Profile, homestyle magazine, June - July 2020


Bachelor of Art and Design (Visual Arts / Sculpture) AUT University, Auckland, 2007
AUT Academic Scholarship 2006 & 2007


Weave a Wall Hanging, Tairua, June 2021
Kathryn Tsui: Loom weaving workshops  The Dowse Art Museum, September 2020 
Design & Weave a Three-way Plaid, June 2020
Weave a Twill Pattern, July 2020
Pre-school Weaving Activity, Home Learning TV Channel, May 2020
Kathryn Tsui: Make your own loom, The Dowse Art Museum,  April &  May 2020 
Art Tutor, Tairua School, July - December 2019
Cross stitch & design workshop, Connect the Dots August 2019