This is one of the sculptures we made for Tahora High-country International Sculpture on Kerry Turner’s sheep farm.
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A circle of nine seats made out of the remains from a wood chopping competition underneath the shade of five branches collected from dead trees.
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Viewed from above: a sculpture / video installation made from recycled materials
on Jan 31st in Puke Ariki, New Plymouth.
Sen and Sonja were in New Plymouth, Aotearoa / New Zealand, to participate in the 4th SCANZ residency
at WITT (The Western Institute of Technology Taranaki
). Their project was to create a sculptural form for the 5 video work “Kāinga a roto” using recycled materials as much as could be possible. Thanks to use of Ans’ camper we were able to transport the leftover recycled wood from our Rotorua project
. The wood for the arches was recycled from the Govett-Brewster Gallery
undergoing renovations, and most of the cardboard came from a construction site.
Thanks to the help of many and the use of the WITT workshop, it was finished in time for the opening on Feb 2nd, in Puke Ariki (the Taranaki museum of natural history + ethnology) in New Plymouth.
More about this work as well as images of the finished work is here >>
26 Feb – 2 March
A 5 day art residency with a focus on sculpture, land art or installations where new work will be made on a High-country sheep farm, with an open day at the end.
See the THIS website for more
artists: Jeff Thomson, Michelle Backhouse, Matt Pine, Darren Keith, Sonja van Kerkhoff, Sen McGlinn.