Photoart of a kaka parrot

Visions of Zealandia Exhibition 2017

1 JUNE - 31 AUGUST 2017

​Imagine a verdant valley overflowing with native birds and plants because they're protected from introduced predators; an oasis in a modern city; a chance to reconnect with what we've lost - and you get a glimpse of the Zealandia Vision. In my exhibition at Zealandia EcoSanctuary, I am presenting work from three series that explore this vision:

  • "Birds of a feather" where the striking and subtle colours of the rare and endangered birds that live at Zealandia are celebrated in a series of painterly portraits. From the shy kākā kura to the stately tūī, each bird is already a work of art.
  • "Visions of Zealandia" where I illustrate the struggle for wild birds adapting to living in a modern biophilic city and the vision of taking 500 years to restore the pre-human ecosystem - the length of time it takes for the forest canopy to recover to maturity.
  • "Flights of fancy" where imagination takes over and roles are reversed - what would the curious and intelligent kākā parrots do in a post-human world?

The exhibition is on for June 2017 (UPDATE: now extended through August), with sales supporting Zealandia's conservation work.

[Pictured is the artwork "Visions of Zealandia" - exclusive to Zealandia EcoSanctuary.]

Zealandia EcoSanctuary
Visitors Centre 
End of Waiapu Rd
Wellington, NZ

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