"I like to push the boundaries of what you'll traditionally find on cloth because it presents the opportunity to create fantasy."
Adrienne did a Graphic Design course at A.I.T., (now AUT University) and a degree at Elam School of Art before setting up her first commercial printing business: Footeprints.
"Designing textiles just happened. It wasn't a conscious career choice. I was more interested in being practical - putting images on fabric and being able to wear it."
Adrienne's images dealt with issues of the day: Nuclear-Free Pacific, gentrification of the city and Kiwiana - all using bold, colourful and distinctively-original artwork. Adrienne is inspired by body decoration and surreal images.
"I love the idea of putting images around the body in unexpected places and making it wearable."
In 1994 she joined with Doris de Pont to create the label DNA. Adrienne concentrates on the textile design and printing and Doris the design and pattern-making. They retailed in Australia and New Zealand. Adrienne now combines freelance design work with parenting.
more about Adrienne Foote in the Museum section
Jean Clarkson, POI Research Team, 1999
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