Jane Zusters Wai Wurri About Water?

December 2011

Art Wall Exhibit

 

Wai wurri? Why worry about water?

 

Major contemporary artist Jane Zusters fuses her involvement in art with political/environmentalism. In this exhibition she explores concerns about the pollution, conservation and corporatisation of water in photography and text. The exhibit also includes documentaries made by the artist.

 

Also screened was a Waiheke-made documentary This Little River went to Market, featuring Waiheke environmentalist Tony King-Turner, Prue Taylor, senior lecturer in Environmental Law, the University of Auckland, and Maude Barlow, well-known international water activist and author of Blue Gold and director of the film of the same name.

 

Bunny McDiarmid, NZ Director of Greenpeace, opened the exhibition, with Waiheke poet Sue Fitchett contributing a reading of a poem on water issues. Local environmental activist Ross Gillespie  also made a presentation on water issues and Fonterra.

 

Jane Zusters is an award-winning New Zealand artist who began exhibiting in 1975. She was the recipient of the Goethe Scholarship for a year's residency in Berlin. She lives and works in Christchurch and Waiheke.

 

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