Presented by Arts Council Nelson, the aim of the exhibition is to showcase the use of fibre and textiles in a challenging and more conceptual way from their more general usage.

Here are the four major winners in this year's awards.

Picture: 2010 Fibre Art Awards

2010 Bernina Award for the 'Most creative entry using a sewing machine'.

Beach Front Bird House Colony
Judy Keylock, Nelson

Picture: 2010 Fibre Art Awards

2010 Tasman District Council Award for ‘Excellence in contemporary interpretation of work featuring traditional techniques'

Jesus
Megan Hansen-Knarhoi, Nelson

Picture: 2010 Fibre Art Awards

2010 Nelson City Council Award for the work which best captures ~ ‘The Spirit of the Nelson Region'.

Arrival
Sandra Mead, Nelson

Picture: 2010 Fibre Art Awards

2010 Creative Craft Supplies Award for 'The most innovative use of product combined with fibres/textiles'

Ocean Globe
Jane Ewers, Golden Bay

And here's a selection of some of the other stunning entries...

How Green Is Clean
Amanda Hasselman
Pohutakawa
Beryl Allain

Lacewing
Deborah Walsh
Mesmerised
Freda Brierley

Landscape Painting
Leonie Hall
Philippa Vine, Nelson
Dreaming

Tiki Te Maori
Thelma McGough
Tiki Te Maori
Thelma McGough