Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Evoking a generational connection to the land

Media Release

3/02/2014

Evoking a generational connection to the land

We Are Here – Recreating a Sense of Place by Juliet Novena sorrel


Click for big version.

Image: Installation view We Are Here - Recreating a Sense of Place. Image courtesy of the artist

Otago artist Juliet Novena Sorrel travelled equipped with her sketchbook for two years recording places on a high country station which has been in her family for 100 years. Her work documents both natural and human features of the Central South Island rural landscape. Her intention is portrayed clearly in the exhibitions subtitle- To Recreate a Sense of Place, to reconnect with the land. The exhibition consists of a 25 metre long panorama made up of 18 drawings on plywood panels. This installation is accompanied by a soundtrack of oral histories that the viewer can listen to on a headset while walking along the work. The oral histories are excerpts from interviews with three generations of family members about their experience of living in this place.

“This installation really does need to be seen and experienced as it creates the feeling of walking inside a sketchbook as well as evoking a generational connection to the land”-Juliet Novena sorrel

Juliet has an ongoing studio practice as a visual artist working within the disciplines of drawing and sculpture. She also has a background in performance, installation and community art projects and her work has been exhibited and collected widely in New Zealand. Her recent MFA research involved utilising observational drawing and mapping as tools for furthering our understanding of place, identity and belonging.

Join us at the Gallery for a rare opportunity to get a glimpse into the practise of this Otago artist. Juliet Novena Sorrel will present a talk at the opening function of the exhibition on 8 February 1:30pm and will discuss the ideas and inspiration behind her work.

This is a free public talk, all welcome.

Exhibition opening and artist talk Saturday 8 February 1:30pm
Exhibition available for viewing until 2nd March 2014

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Cyclists Net First NZ Gold

New Zealand won a gold meal and two bronzes on the first day of the Commonwealth Games. There was joy and heartbreak in an incredibly full day of sport. Here's how the New Zealanders fared. More>>

Cap Bocage: Anti-Mining Campaign Doco Debuts At NZ Film Festival

Playing at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival, Cap Bocage is a close-up exploration of the forces that came into play when environmental issues and indigenous rights became intertwined in New Caledonia ... More>>

Film Fest:

More Film:

Sharon Ellis Review: A View From The Bridge

Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge is Circa’s latest big production, it opened on Saturday 19 July and it is a stunning triumph. More>>

Māori Language Week: He Karanga Kia Kaha Ake Te Tīhau Ki Te Reo Māori

The Māori Language Commission wishes to see social media swamped with Māori language tweets and messages for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori using the hashtag #tekupu. More>>

ALSO:

Book Vote: Kiwis Prefer Young Adult & Classics

To compile their Top 100 List for 2014, Whitcoulls again asked New Zealanders to vote for their favourite books and authors. And while classic novels continue to appeal to Kiwi readers, 2014 marks a significant new trend – the increasing popularity of novels for young adults. More>>

ALSO:

Five NZ Cities: Bill Bailey Back To The Southern Hemisphere

The gap between how we imagine our lives to be and how they really are is the subject of Bill’s new show Limboland. With his trademark intelligence and sharp wit, he tells tales of finding himself in this halfway place. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Book Television Is Coming

Carole Beu of The Women’s Bookshop in Auckland, Graham Beattie of The Book Blog and producer Deb Faith of FaceTV have raised enough money via crowd funding at Boosted – just under $7,000 so far – for 12 episodes, which begin production in September, and will be on screen later that month. More>>

Electric Sheep: Light Nelson Exceeds All Expectations

Light Nelson exceeded all expectations drawing over 40,000 people over two nights to the Queens Gardens and surrounds. The event, with over 40 installations from local and national artists, is in its second year, and organisers were hoping they’d top last year’s crowd of 16,000. More>>

MacGyver: Richard Dean Anderson To Attend Armageddon This October

New Zealand’s biggest pulp-culture event, the Armageddon Expo is proud to announce the world’s most recognised DIY action hero will be attending the Auckland event at the ASB Showgrounds from October 24th to 27th. More>>

ALSO:

Barbershop Gold: Māori Party Singing Praises Of The Musical Island Boys

The Maori Party has congratulated four young men on a mission, who in 2002 took up barbershop singing at Tawa College, and tonight took out the Gold Medal in the 2014 International Barbershop Harmony Society competitions in Las Vegas. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news