After listening to Huhana Smith I went back and looked through her artworks which happened to give me some inspiration for my own final piece. Her 'Rae Ki Te Rae/ face to face' exhibition Shows a series of paintings that reflect both her research and thoughts when working on her 'Enhancing Coastal Ecosystems for Iwi'... Continue Reading →



While looking into artists/designers who have produced work based on water pollution, I found and article in 'Wall Street International' which describes an exhibition put on at the San Jose Museum of Art in San Jose, United States. The exhibition - Fragile Waters was created to reflect on our relationship with water. Artists have come... Continue Reading →


Freshwater is apart of our everyday lives. It is used for drinking, food gathering, recreational/tourism activities and to produce goods and services. Therefore it is essential for New Zealand to maintain our freshwater resources for future generations. However this is becoming a problem due to the clearing of vegetation, draining of wetlands, urbanisation and most... Continue Reading →


Assessment 3 requires us to investigate and respond to either a social, cultural, economic, political or environmental issue. The assessment is in three parts which include: - 4 posts in the G+ community - 4 posts on our blog - A creative piece of work that responds to our chosen issue My first idea was... Continue Reading →

Week 7 – Task 3

Argument: Can alternative energy replace oil? PRO: According to author Richard Heinburg a transition to renewable energy would improve the quality of life and would result in a stable climate. "It would probably take at least 3-4 decades and will fundamentally change the way we live" (Heinburg). Although it would be a long process, it's... Continue Reading →

Week 7 – Task 2

Everyone think differently and therefore have their own unique perspective on the world, which can also be described as someones 'world view'. However, ideology is something that can influence these perspectives. When we listen to people's ideas, we often agree or disagree and form our own opinions based on what they've said. This is why... Continue Reading →

Week 7 – Task 1

In the reading 'The Myth of Photographic Truth' it states that "Throughout it's history, photography has been associated with realism" (Sturken and Cartwright 16) which is when an artist/person attempts to create something that resembles life. Instead of basing work on objects or mythology. When you think of photography you often believe that what you... Continue Reading →


Cindy Sherman is a famous photographer, therefore all of her work relates to my discipline - photography. The fact that Cindy created all of her work by herself such as the make up, costume, lighting, modelling etc really impresses me. Her exploration of characters is truely amazing and the series that I feel shows this... Continue Reading →


The only art galleries I have visited include the tiny art section at the Te Papa Museum (if that counts) and the small Hastings City Gallery back home. Therefore visiting the City Gallery in Wellington was a new experience for me. It was fresh and exciting seeing pieces of work created by a very well... Continue Reading →

Cindy Sherman – PART ONE

From the moment I walked in, the Wellington City gallery became one of my favourite places. It was my first visit to this particular gallery and knowing that it was filled with Cindy Sherman's work made it even more exciting. The Cindy Sherman experience started with her five metre mural, surrounding you on the curved... Continue Reading →

Doug and Mike Starn

Doug and Mike Starn are American artists, born in 1961. Attracted To Light, is one of my favourite photography series. I love how the Starn twins can take something as small as a moth, that would usually seem so insignificant and turn it into something so delicate and truly beautiful. This series is so intricate... Continue Reading →

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