Curators’ Talk: Ihirangaranga / Resonances of the Forest
The exhibition Ihirangaranga / Resonances of the Forest draws attention to the devastating effects of kauri dieback and myrtle rust on our native bush. It was developed by collective research project Toi Taiao Whakatairanga, who are working to raise awareness of the health of our forests.
Join us for a curators’ talk with Toi Taiao Whakatairanga members Ariane Craig-Smith, Dr Mark Harvey, Chris McBride and Dr Nick Waipara.
Craig-Smith is a curator and researcher. She is co-curator and a founding trustee of The Kauri Project, where she focusses on embedding creative practice into strategies for response to the problems facing our environment.
Harvey is a researcher, artists, curator and conservationist. He is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Arts and Industries at The University of Auckland and has also presented widely as a performance artist, including at the Venice Biennale in 2013.
McBride is an artist, curator and designer. Since 2013 he has been co-curator and a trustee for the The Kauri Project, working with artists, scientists and mātauranga Māori practitioners to build environmental awareness.
Waipara works as Science Group Co-Leader at Plant and Food Research and is an executive trustee of Te Tira Whakakmātaki, the Māori Biosecurity Network. He is also part of several national research initiatives.
They have worked together to bring Ihirangaranga / Resonances of the Forest to Te Uru and offer their varying perspectives on this project.
11 November, 10:30 am-11:30 am