6 December 2014 through January 2015

Kermadec – Lines in the Ocean

Nine artists explore the South Pacific

Our final exhibition for the year, Kermadec – Lines in the Ocean, JPOrnate-fakamanaia-_250px.jpgopens on 11 December.  We are really excited to be showing this impressive, touring exhibition here and privileged to be welcoming Bronwen Golder from The Pew Environment Group and three of the exhibition’s artists; Gregory O’Brien, Elizabeth Thomson and Dame Robin White to the exhibition’s opening where they will present a panel discussion.

John Pule Ornate (fakamanaia)

Gregory O’Brien (born in Matamata, 1961), MNZM, is a Wellington-based poet, essayist, painter, anthologist, and curator.

Elizabeth Thomson (born in Auckland, 1955) is a Wellington-based sculptor and installation artist, whose work has strong connections with biology, physics, and other areas of science.

Dame Robin White (born to Te Puke, 1946) is one of New Zealand’s foremost visual artists.  Of Pakeha and Maori descent, White lived on the island of Tarawa in the Republic of Kiribati for 17 years, before returning to New Zealand in 1999.


In May 2011 the Kermadec Initiative of the Pew Environment Group invited nine artists and broadcaster Marcus Lush to join them on a voyage through the Kermadec region of New Zealand to Tonga.  This touring exhibition, brings together works by nine mid-career to senior artists: Phil Dadson, Bruce Foster, Fiona Hall, Gregory O’Brien, Jason O’Hara, John Pule, John Reynolds, Elizabeth Thomson, and Robin White.  The Kermadec Islands are the most remote part of New Zealand.






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