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Kermadec exhibition to visit Chile


Kermadec exhibition to visit Chile

After being seen by 51,000 visitors, the very successful Kermadec – Nine Artists Explore the South Pacific exhibition has finished in Wellington and is now being packed up and shipped to off to the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Santiago, Chile.

The exhibition features the work of nine artists inspired by the Kermadec region and aims to get New Zealanders to understand and support the full protection of the 620,000 sq km Kermadec region.

The nine artists – Gregory O’Brien, Robin White, Elizabeth Thomson, John Reynolds, John Pule, Jason O’Hara, Fiona Hall, Phil Dadson and Bruce Foster – took a week-long voyage to the Kermadec region in 2011 on the HMNZS Otago as guests of the The Pew Charitable Trusts Kermadec Campaign (one of six large scale marine reserve campaigns spanning the Pacific – in Australia, New Caledonia, Pitcairn, French Polynesia and Easter Island/Rapa Nui, Chile - that Pew is supporting).

The inspiration of the Kermadecs lives on in the artists, with new Rapa Nui inspired works in the pipeline from Robin White, Bruce Foster and Greg O’Brien.

On Tuesday Bronwen Golder, who leads Pew’s Global Ocean Legacy campaign in New Zealand is going to Chile with two of the Kermadec artists to install the exhibition. Another four of the Kermadec artists will join her for the exhibition opening on 14 March, 2013. Bronwen has close ties with Chile, having lived and worked there when her husband was NZ’s Ambassador to Chile, Peru and Colombia (2004-2009). She is an advisor and supporter of the Global Ocean Legacy marine reserve campaign in Chile.

Prime Minister John Key will lead a trade delegation to Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Brazil next week. From March 7-9 the Prime Minister will be in Chile and will meet with Chilean President, Sebastián Piñera, whose Government is committed to the expansion of protection across Chile’s EEZ, with a focus on the waters of the Easter Island Province. Chile has long admired New Zealand’s 100% Pure brand.

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