The fantastic news is that it will be carefully packed away and shipped to Santiago Chile where is will open in the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo — Contemporary Art Museum. It will be open there from 15 MARCH until 19 MAY 2013.
The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo is one of the major museums of the city, focusing on modern and contemporary art. It is operated by the University of Chile Art Department.
I have a small exhibition on at Wellington’s Deluxe Cafe (the best coffee in Wellington if you ask me – in the Embassy Theatre building on Kent Terrace)
The work is an extension of the Kermadec Project. On my return to Wellington I was given the opportunity to explore and photograph the invertebrate collection at NIWA in Evans Bay. All specimens photographed in the show were collected or can be found on the Kermadec Arc, collected from depths between 200 and 1900m.
“Full fathom five” 2012 Photographic three part collage on archival inkjet print on rag. Framed size 1375 x 580mm
For the current City Gallery exhibition I have created a new edition of Full Fathom Five. Much bigger than the previous print of this image this edition comprises three separate large prints floated together in one frame. Both editions are available for sale – details here
Full Fathom Five is a photo of Raoul Island in New Zealand’s remote Kermadec region. It was taken from the HMNZS Otago as we departed for Tonga. Inspired by the Bell family it was taken with a 100 year old camera lens on a modern digital SLR and features a hand inscribed quote from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” – one of the few books the Bell family took with them the Raoul (then Sunday Island) in the late 1800′s.
The extraordinarily talented Footnote Dance performed an impromptu piece inspired by the Kermadec Exhibition at City Gallery Wellington. Unfortunately I was I bit caught out so the video is only handheld and a bit rough around edges … not to mention only being a short glimpse! But a glimpse is better than nothing. Many thanks to Footnote.