Just one week after packing up our installation and group exhibition at the Depot Artspace we reinstalled "Forest has the Blues", in a slightly different format, at the Auckland Botanic Gardens.
"Forest has the Blues" thanks Toni Mosley for her invitation
to accompany "Symbiosis" in the beautiful Huakaiwaka gallery.
To read about the background of the collaborative project
Installation was much quicker 2nd time round.
Being a different space it wasn't simply a repeat
of what we had done before although we did repeat some
of the groupings that worked especially well.
We wanted to include a higher proportion of the
Pukekohe High School students' work as this venue is closer
to their home turf so we hoped they, and their families,
would have more of an opportunity to visit the exhibition.
|Moth plant & Morning Glory linocuts by Toni Hartill|
To celebrate the students' involvement we held an informal
gathering at the gallery towards the end of the exhibition period.
This was a great opportunity to meet some of the students
who had participated, and their families.
A group exhibition looking at relationships
between plants, trees and organisms.
Curated by Toni Mosley.
Two of my works were included in this exhibition:
|"Ngunguru" - linocut by Toni Hartill|
|"Kohekohe" - linocut by Toni Hartill|
All good things must end and so on the 10th Sept
we took it all down again and it is now wrapped and stored away
til a new iteration of the show emerges next year.
We are currently planning and experimenting to decide
how we will evolve the show, stretching and developing
our skills and ideas.
We have new venues booked for next year
so follow our progress as we work towards
these all-new installations and exhibitions.
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Many, many thanks to everyone
who has visited
and responded so positively
to our efforts!