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Kowhai and the Giants

31 Aug 2017 - 26 Nov 2017

An exhibition at Arataki Visitor Centre


Thursday 31 August 2017, 6.00pm - Sunday 26 November 2017, 5.00pm

  • Opening event: Thursday 31 August, 6pm-7.30pm
  • Visitor centre hours: 9am-5pm daily

Arataki Visitor Centre, 300 Scenic Drive, Titirangi, Auckland

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Kowhai and the Giants – 31 Aug - 26 Nov 2017.

Artist Kate Parker’s exhibition of intricate paper light boxes returns to the Arataki Visitor Centre this month, with a few new additions.

Eight light boxes have been added to the existing display of 10, which were originally created during Kate’s eight-week residency last year in the Waitākere Ranges as part of the 2016 Artist in Residence programme.

The new light boxes continue on the exhibition’s story called Kowhai and the Giants, which explores the theme of forest destruction and revival reflecting on the region’s past and future.   

Each individual light box plays with outlines and layers, and shadows and light to create 2D whimsical pictures.

The artwork is handmade from basic tools and materials including paper, cardboard, scissors and glue.  

About Kate Parker

Kate is an actor, theatre director, puppeteer and image designer.

She is best known for her work co-founding and co-directing Red Leap Theatre. Her most famous work, The Arrival by Shaun Tan, has travelled to five countries.

Kate received The Arts Foundation of New Zealand New Generation Award in 2010.

She is currently developing a new theatre work, through the Auckland Theatre Company, called The Wild Seed Thief. This work will be previewed during a work-in-development performance at The Waterfront Theatre on 6-8 October 2017.