2012, The Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville, New Zealand
Earth Rhythms- Terzo Paradiso, Rebirth-Day
A vibrant electric tapestry was created from soils, sands and clays coming from throughout of New Zealand in an artwork created over 5 days and over 500 children in a 10 m long floor installation at The Wallace Art Gallery in Morrinsville.
The installation was a collaboration with Italian artist Michelangelo Pistolettos and International Worldwide Day of Change and collaborative action to celebrate positive environmental and social Rebirth - Third Paradise-. The work was then featured in presentations at Michelangelo Pistoletto’s Year One – Paradise on Earth exhibition presented at the Louvre, Paris, 2012.
In the instalment of the work Imagine the Land project worked with the 600 participants from 3 to 75 years of age over the duration of 5 days, running 8 art and education workshops a day to create this collaborative artwork. Regional schools from the rural area of Morrinsville delighted in the experience to participate and create. It was a truly outstanding event attracting 3500 visitors viewing the completed work during the 3-week exhibition. Imaginations of the regions youth were ignited by the experience. The opportunity to collaborate in a contemporary space brought a sense of pride, connection and place. Drawing generations of family and community together in an artwork the speaks of collective vision and unity.