Kate van der Drift:Water Slows as it Rounds the Bend - Art Collector

Kate van der Drift, ‘Maimai, Small Pond, Horseshoe Bend’, 2018. Archival pigment print on matte photo rag, edition of 5, 81.4 x 122cm.Courtesy: the artist and Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland

  ‘Water Slows as it Rounds The Bend’ is part of an ongoing investigation into the fragile ecology and transformation of the Hauraki Plains. The groundwater of the present-day Plains is tightly controlled; few clues remain of the great fertile wetland, yet concealed in the centre of the gridded farmland lays Kopuatai Peat Dome.

Acting as a sponge, the Peat Dome protects low-lying farmland from flooding, but in recent years it hasn’t soaked up the excess rain. By traversing the wetland on foot and by kayak, van der Drift learns why some locals believe the Dome is struggling to breathe.

Exhibition opens: 5.30–7.30pm, Tuesday 12 June 2018
Exhibition closes: 1 July 2018
Location: Sanderson Contemporary, Osborne Ln, 2 Kent St, Newmarket Auckland
Website: sanderson.co.nz
Phone: +64 9 520 0501
Email: info@sanderson.co.nz


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