An original piece of art created especially for you makes a very special addition to your home or a unique present for someone you care about. Marilyn can work with you to create a tapestry that is designed specifically for you and the space it will be hung.  


The process starts with a discussion between yourself and Marilyn, where you will agree together the vision for the piece.  Marilyn will then create a sketch to ensure the tapestry will look exactly how you envision it. 


Once the design is perfected, Marilyn will create your unique artwork.  The timeframe and cost of this process will depend on the complexity and size of the work, but Marilyn can work with you to find a design that fits in your budget.


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Marilyn Rea-Menzies is a well known artist and contemporary tapestry weaver who has been painting and drawing since childhood.


She taught herself to weave tapestries in 1980 and has since had wide experience in producing tapestries for exhibition, for private homes and also for public and corporate spaces.


Recipient of a number of awards she has exhibited her work extensively throughout New Zealand and overseas.


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Contemporary Tapestry Weaver​

Digital and Reproductive Prints



Spend from 3-6 days at the Marilyn Rea-Menzies Art Studio/Gallery in Westport on the amazing West Coast of New Zealand. You will enjoy a unique art experience – a total immersion in tapestry, drawing, or design​.


Marilyn also offers two day workshops and one-on-one tuition for local people in her studio. You may book in for 4-6 days tuition in drawing and painting also. 


If you are new to tapestry or other art disciplines the following may be an experience for you that you will never forget. 


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Multi-media Artist

Painting and drawings

Art and textile tutor


National Contemporary Art Award 2023​

Marilyn Rea-Menzies is a finalist in the New Zealand Nation Contemporary Art Award exhibition at the Waikato Museum in Hamilton. 


20th July – 12 November.


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Marilyn Rea-Menzies

Marilyn Rea-Menzies