Jean Loomis - Nga Awa e Toru - Awatere, Wairau, Waiautoa

Fri 12 Aug - Sun 11 Sep

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When: Fri 12 Aug, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Sat 13 Aug, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sun 14 Aug, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tue 16 Aug, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Wed 17 Aug, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Thu 18 Aug, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Fri 19 Aug, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Sat 20 Aug, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sun 21 Aug, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Mon 22 Aug, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Tue 23 Aug, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Wed 24 Aug, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Thu 25 Aug, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Fri 26 Aug, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Sat 27 Aug, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sun 28 Aug, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tue 30 Aug, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Wed 31 Aug, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Thu 1 Sep, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Fri 2 Sep, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Sat 3 Sep, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sun 4 Sep, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tue 6 Sep, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Wed 7 Sep, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Thu 8 Sep, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Fri 9 Sep, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Sat 10 Sep, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sun 11 Sep, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Venue: Millennium Public Art Gallery

Website: Millennium Public Art Gallery

Additional Info: All Ages

Jean Loomis
Nga Awa e Toru - 3 Rivers
Awatere, Wairau, Waiautoa

Jean Loomis is an artist and teacher who lived in Blenheim from 2016 – 2021. Soon after Jean’s move to the Wairau (Marlborough) region, the magnitude 7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake struck. Always driven to get to know her environment, its history and mythology; she began research into her new home - a region on a Faultline.

'Nga Awa e Toru - 3 Rivers' is the result of five years of drawing, mapping, photographing, driving and flying over the rivers that flow along the three alpine faults underlying the Marlborough region. It evokes the primordial history of this land, its early Polynesian settlement and the changes brought about by colonization. A sense of wonder at the power and force that created this place, its ancient foundation in Gondwanaland and the remnants of its unique flora and fauna. Truly as the Māori proverb says: “Ko ahau te awa, ko te awa ko ahau” – “I am the river, the river is me.” Jean Loomis

Image: Jean Loomis, Te Koho a Kupe (detail)

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