I discovered Amy Pyle while obsessing over the gorgeous wallpapers on the Publisher Textiles site. sigh. Turns out this talented young textile and surface designer from Wellington was lucky enough to do a two week internship with the screen printing gurus. So I contacted Amy and got her to send through some images of her recent exhibition exploring the bach (holiday house) archetype in NZ.
The New Zealand Bach.
“This collection explores and dissects the New Zealand Bach as an archetype. An area of interest that arose was the ‘bricolage’ nature of the dwelling and how the owner customises and ultimately becomes the designer. This unique form of construction emerged in the 1950’s, an era that held a “do-it-yourself” approach.
The process of photographic screen printing and vinyl cut stencils have been used to build up layers of texture and colour to create a range of interior fabrics which capture the essence of the New Zealand bach. This process was developed and influenced by the way Bruce Ansley (2002) evocatively describes the way that baches are added to “layer by layer generation by generation.”