Ngati Paoa to bless sculpture during Artweek
19th October 2012
Local iwi Ngati Paoa, will bless Chris Booth's sculpture,
Kaitiakai, as part of Rotoroa's Artweek 2012 event on
Sunday 4 November.
Storytelling through art has been an important part of Rotoroa's
restoration, and as part of Art Week 2012, two artists who have
contributed to that story, will talk about their work.
Sculptor Chris Booth and photographer Ann Shelton both have work
on Rotoroa. In 2011, Chris Booth's work Kaitiaki, was
installed on the Island's southern headland in memory of Jack
Plowman, father of Neal Plowman, whose generosity has allowed the
restoration of Rotoroa.
Ann Shelton's images of Rotoroa and its environment are on
display in the school house and exhibition centre. Images from her
exhibition 'Room Room', which capture the empty spaces of vacated
island facilities after the island's closure as an addiction
treatment centre, poignantly capture the essence of memory,
presence and absence.
Both artists will discuss their response to Rotoroa and the site
specific works they have created. John Gow, the former project
manager for Rotoroa's redevelopment and owner of Connells Bay
Sculpture Park on Waiheke Island, will give an introduction to the
Ferries depart from downtown Auckland at 8.45am, returning to
Auckland at 5.15pm. Book your travel through 360 Discovery Cruises.
For more information and other Art Week events, visit the Art Week website.