Upcoming events


Thursday, 28 October 2022
Sustainable Coastlines, 55 Madden Street, Auckland CBD

As part of the Auckland Climate Festival this group show will feature Kate Bedford, Paul Nathan, Janet Mazenier, Judith Lawson, Milvia Romici and myself. The works will reflect the current climate crisis and inspire hope through creativity.

Artist Residency

7 October - 4 November 2022
from out of the blue studio gallery, Ōpunake, New Plymouth

During the month of October I will be undertaking a residency hosted by Viv Davy at from out of the blue studio gallery. I'll be working one-on-one with Davy who has over 50 years of weaving experience. My project will focus on expanding my practice with the introduction of paints into my process. I'm looking forward to this intensive opportunity and sharing the results!

Karen Rubado is a Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland artist who is interested in the aggregation and transformation of materials through hand-making. Her enthusiasm lies in the connections between intention and action, the real and imagined, and the imperfection that often characterises the handmade. Inspired by techniques of extemporising within a structure, her weaving practice encourages the unexpected and allows for spontaneity as a catalyst for discovery. She sees this as a subtle form of opposition to the authorial powers of tradition and the expectations emanating from both craft and contemporary art conventions.

broken (detail)