About the Judges
Our judges, Rev Liz Greville, Jenny Hunter and Susanna Shadbolt, were originally invited to select Vision 2020's Conference Exhibition. When asked if they would consider judging virtually in our revised pandemic-conditions exhibition, it was an enthusiastic Yes! We are grateful their support and expertise.
Here is a bit about them:
Rev Liz Greville is a member of Wairarapa Guild and has a long involvement with ANZEG. She is a past editor of ‘Threads’ and was Convener of the ANZEG conference in Masterton in 1998. Liz has been designing and teaching embroidery since the 1980s. She has been involved in a number of personal commissions as well as collaborative projects all of which demand skill in a wide variety of techniques. Her role as a priest in the Anglican Church has raised a particular interest and expertise in church embroidery.
Jenny Hunter is well known throughout New Zealand as an experienced quilter, embroiderer, tutor and designer. Her particular interest is in creating original designs unique to New Zealand. She conducts workshops for quilting and embroidery groups and has experience in both judging and designing exhibitions. Jenny owns a mail order textile art supply business and enjoys sharing her extensive design experience and love for colour, texture and stitch with her students.
Susanna Shadbolt has been Director of Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History since 2016 having previously held curatorial positions at Christchurch Art Gallery and at Te Manawa in Palmerston North. She gained her Masters and First Class Honours degree in Art History and Archaeology at the University of Cologne before moving to New Zealand and taking a Post Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies at Massey University as well as a Secondary Teaching Diploma. Susanna has a keen appreciation and eye for design and composition.