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Waitakere revealed through artist’s eyes

1 April 2014

Waitakere revealed through artist’s eyes

Auckland Council’s regional parks artists in residence Tim Prebble and Denise Batchelor return to their residency ‘patch’, the Waitakere Ranges, this week to show some of their work.

Since completing their regional park residencies in December 2013 at Little Huia and Anawhata in the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, Tim and Denise have had a chance to refine their collections of work and are ready to reveal it.

Tim will screen his synaesthetic films and several new compositions including hisBirdsong Preludes Sunday 6 April 2014 at the Titirangi Festival of Music, supported by Lopdell House Gallery.

“Tim’s inventiveness and dedication to capturing and sculpting sounds is impressive,” says Artist in Residence programme manager Michelle Edge.

Tim plays with time and the music of sound. Through his camera lens we see Huia Bay filling and emptying with the tide: a nine hour process becomes a fleeting, fast moving and remarkable thing. He toys with real birdsong, turning it inside out, slowing it, playing it backwards and using elements of it as the basis for composition.

“For the most part Denise’s residency work is quiet, meditative and beautiful. However her talent for seeing and capturing humorous and tragic moments in nature is also apparent in this collection of work,” says Michelle.

‘A Way of Seeing...’ an exhibition of Denise Batchelor’s films and photos can be viewed at Arataki Visitor Centre during April. Denise will talk about her ‘way of seeing’ and her process at an artist’s talk at 2pm on Sunday 6 April at the Arataki Visitor Centre.

Background
• Tim Prebble (sound designer and film-maker) and Denise Batchelor (photographer and film-maker) were the 2013 Auckland regional parks artists in residence, based in the Waitakere Ranges for two months to create new work inspired by the place.
• The Music of Sound by Tim Prebble, Sunday 6 April, 4.30pm
• Titirangi Festival of Music, Titirangi War Memorial Hall
• ‘A Way of Seeing…’ exhibition by Denise Batchelor, 1 – 30 April 2014 Arataki Visitor Centre, 300 Scenic Drive, open 9am-5pm
• ‘A Way of Seeing…’ Artist’s talk and Q&A session by Denise Batchelor,Sunday 6 April, 2pm, Arataki Visitor Centre, 300 Scenic Drive.
• To see tasters of Tim and Denise’s works and a little of their residency experiences go to Auckland Council’s YouTube channel (AklCouncil) orhttps://www.youtube.com/user/AklCouncil
• Tim Prebble’s blog: www.musicofsound.co.nz/blog
• Denise Batchelor’s website: www.denisebatchelor.com

The 2014 regional parks Artist in Residence has been selected. Jeweller Lynn Kelly will create botanically inspired work at Scandrett Regional Park from mid-October – mid December 2014.

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