Lane Hawkins is a Nelson based contemporary weaver. His current work reflects the Māori practice of tukutuku weaving to produce both contemporary and traditional designs. Lane harvests locally using Kiekie (Freycinetia banksia) and Pīngao - Golden sand sedge (Ficinia). To create his patterns, these plants are used naturally or dyed.
Lane Hawkins produces art works that comprise of locally harvested natural and found materials woven to produce contemporary vessel or basketry forms. These forms are guided by the materials used and reflect the delicate balance between people and nature.
Lane has studied both Maori and Japanese weaving practices and techniques. His work reflects contemporary Japanese basketry and incorporates the natural materials and approaches Maori have been using in New Zealand for hundreds of years.
He has a Bachelor in Art and Visual Culture from Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi where he majored in weaving.
Lane is based in Nelson New Zealand/Aotearoa.