Sonja Drake’s Ecotones exhibition shares exquisite observational watercolours of Wairau Creek and the Mairangi Bay waterways.
Her artworks are a meditation on nature and human intervention inspired by the history of the catchment area from recent colonial times, including familial history, the pre-colonial history of the Tangata Whenua, and the time prior to human habitation enfolded in the eroding sedimentary layers of the sandstone cliffs.
Despite the ongoing impacts of environmental contamination, eels, small fish and plant life can still be found in this complex ecosystem where urban and natural worlds meet.
Drake has developed a large body of watercolours for this exhibition in the Angela Morton Room, and photographs and historical documents accompany the images.
Please join us on Saturday, 11 June, between 2pm-4pm, when Sonja will be on-site to discuss the work in this exhibition.