Ann Shelton: The Missionaries - Art Collector

Ann Shelton, The Dowager, Pine (Pinus radiata) 2017. Courtesy: the artist and Two Rooms, Auckland

  Ann Shelton's new images explore the powerful relationship between colonisation, nationalism and plants in the context of Aotearoa.

In a kind of contrived bouquet set against the musty colour palette of the Arts and Crafts movement, these domestic botanic epitaphs engage with the reasons emigrants brought plants with them, why they went to elaborate ends to preserve them on their long journey and the consequences of their interventions.

Exhibition opens: 6–8pm Friday 1 June 2018
Exhibition closes: 30 June 2018
Location: Two Rooms, 16 Putiki St, Newton Auckland 1021
Phone: +64 9 360 5900


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