Winter 2023: Margot Bennetts
Each month a member of our community is invited to browse our online collection and select six of their favourite artworks. Each My Choice selection, together with personal responses to the works, will be available to view on the Sarjeant Gallery website for one month at a time. The June 2023 My Choice has been selected by Margot Bennetts and is available to view until 30 June, 2023.
Margot Bennetts moved to Whanganui 25 years ago for her first teaching job and spent most of this time at Whanganui High School, teaching Health and Physical Education. In 2022 she had the opportunity to become a Healthy Active Learning Advisor at Sport Whanganui, and enjoys working with primary school teachers in the Whanganui and Rangitikei regions, in this role.
Apart from Sport and PE, Margot’s other passion is raranga (weaving). She started weaving in 2009 through Te Wānanga Aotearoa, and 13 year later, has just completed her degree in Māori Art, majoring in weaving. Her family has always been a great support, and they inspire most of her weaving. Her selected works relate to this passion.
See Margot’s selections on our Explore the Collection ‘My Choice Exhibition Series’ highlight HERE and below: