2018

Care Ecology Suite

The ‘Care Ecology Suite’, 2018 is a series of six screenprints that I printed on Pescia fine art paper and was produced in the Print Laboratory at the Dunedin School of Art. The suite consists of six drawings by Madison Kelly reproduced as screenprints using a double exposure on each. Each print is individually titled as: Takahē, Tui, Hoiho, Kōtare, Kea, Kererū. The suite was produced as a fundraiser for the Dunedin Wildlife Hospital.

1 takahe

Takahē

2 tui

Tui

3 hoiho

Hoiho

4 kotare

Kōtare

5 kea

Kea

6 kereru

Kererū

 

Estuary Art and Ecology Prize – 1st place

Malcolm Smith Gallery, Uxbridge Arts & Culture, Howick, Auckland. 9th July – 19th August, 2018. Judge Paul Brobbel.

Unplugged, 2018, carbon remains of book stored in reagent bottle with the book title laser etched on the glass and photographic evidence of estuary water before and after filtration.

bottle

 

The Print Laboratory welcomes: The News Network #2

Forrester Gallery, Oamaru, 21 April – 4 June, 2018

1/1200 Let’s Do This, 2018, relief print on emergency blankets, video

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Marion Wassenaar, ‘1/200 Let’s Do This’. Installation view with work by Marian Crawford on the right

The News Network Project at c3 Contemporary Art Space

Gallery 5 & 6
The News Network Project
Alison Alder, Marian Crawford, BaT & Emboss, Neil Emmerson, Richard Harding, Marion Wassenaar, And Trent Walter

The News Network Project examines the dissemination and ubiquity of the News, and the relationship of this dispersal of information to the fine art print. This network of artists responds to current events and explore how the fields of the news, current events, the print and contemporary art intersect.

1/1200 Let’s Do This, 2018, relief print on emergency blankets and video.

Coal bags take on a new lease of life as protection against rising tides. 

Coal is a finite and polluting resource. In a gesture of despair the prostrate coal bag is exhausted and laid to rest. The emergency blanket, as support, offers a sense of security and possibly renewal for what the future may hold.

NZ Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern signaled climate change as “this generation’s nuclear free moment”. Her catchphrase during the election was “let’s do this!”

1/1200 Let’s Do This pays homage to Marcel Duchamp’s Twelve Hundred Coal Bags Suspended from the Ceiling over a Stove, exhibited at the 1938 Exposition Internationale du Surréalisme at the Galerie Beaux-Arts in Paris.

Installation views of exhibition space.