Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


The Birds and the Bees

26 May 2006

The Birds and the Bees

From the natural world to the facts of life, four Auckland photographers investigate associations to The Birds and the Bees in an exhibition at the Artstation Gallery from 7 until 24 June 2006.

The Birds and the Bees portrays a breadth of interpretations, as the photographers attach human states of being such as joy, sorrow, growth and death to this well-known phrase:

- Karen Crisp photographs exotic and invasive plants, investigating the unsettling qualities that can be present in these environments

- Paul Pachter portrays the immediate landscape of his garden of 20 years, expressing aspects of his personal history

- Isabella Pachter collects images of preserved and mounted animals and nature scenes to create collages that comment on the portrayal of nature in the west

- Kellie Gray explores the nature of existence and questions our individual realities using digital stills captured from hours of video tape.

Part of the Auckland Festival of Photography 2006, this exhibition features a range of photographic approaches, encompassing 'pure' large format photography, pinhole photography, manipulated and re-photographed images, and digital stills capture.

The artists will discuss their work in a public floor talk at the gallery on Saturday 17 June 2006 at 1pm.

'Songs for the Garden', live ambient sound works by Paul Pachter also accompany the show from midday on Saturday 17 and 24 June 2006.

The Birds and the Bees exhibition information: Artists: Karen Crisp, Kellie Gray, Isabella Pachter, Paul Pachter Exhibition: 7 - 24 June 2006 Opening: 5 - 7pm, Tuesday 6 June 2006 Artists' Talk: 1pm, Saturday 17 June 2006

Artstation, Auckland City's community visual arts facility, is located at the old police barracks at 1 Ponsonby Rd, Newton. It is easy to get to by public transport with the Link's 'Artstation' bus stop right outside.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced


Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>


Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>


Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election