Breathing in, breathing out is fundamental to our existence. Seven women artists express through their art an awareness, concern and empathy for the wider world
Makareta Jahnke: Tauira - acknowledging the Past, Present & Future and the intertwining of two cultures through the language of fibres. There was an unspoken language of learning between wahine Maori and Pakeha through the methods of cross-stitch and whatu and the use of muku and woollen fibres. 'Nau I whatu te kakahu, he taniko taku'. 'You wove the body of the cloak, I added the taniko'.
Georgie Dorothy Read: paintings to re-present plant species found within the forested, riparian zone of the upper Waimamaku area
Tania Patterson: I have used four endangered native frogs/pepeketua as my confidants. These four endangered native frogs species are primitive and ancient creatures that have changed little in the last 70 million years.
Leona Kenworthy: Layers - Ink, plastic & cloth Materials are a way of connecting people's lives. Bandaging a portion of canvas with plaster cloth and then washing over the whole canvas with many layers of ink was both a cleansing and a healing process
Rachel Millar: Blowing in the Wind, Fate Modern and Truth (photographs on photorag). With dystopian eye, these artworks consider threats to the very air we breath through incidents of disenfranchisement and/or the plight of a mass disconnect from the natural 'breath' of the world.
Denise Batchelor: Untitled (flower) and Raindrop - photograph on photorag. Work reflecting personal encounters within nature; quiet moments that may evoke connection and / or empathy.
Sarah Lenton: Pods - felted wool. This materials based process is a combined act of manipulation, me and the material. Felted forms suggesting pods, seeds and next like structures