Woolaway & Cover Up
21 March - 4 May 2014
Wool Away is a showcase of the sheep & wool industry of Central Otago, past and present. We delve into
the history of several local sheep stations that helped establish the area. We also highlight a number of local
businesses, further emphasising how important the industry is to the current Central Otago economy and
what a massive variety of companies rely on sheep and stations in Central.
Cover Up is an excellent show made up of pieces that use the specialist wool available from Touch Yarns in
Clyde. Marnie Kelly’s wool is made locally from local wool and is being exported around the world. Touch
Yarns helps to highlight the different ways in which Central Otago has built upon the sheep industry and is
being recognised worldwide as a result, making it an excellent accompaniment to Wool Away.
We will also have some pieces from the Eden Hore Collection on display as well as some garments from the
Central Stories Wool On collection.
Public programs include a lecture series and a ‘Wooly Wandering’ tour. Click here
for more details.
All funds raised from these programs will be dedicated to upgrading the Russell Henderson
Gallery & William Bodkin Museum.
Thank you to our sponsors for this exhibition