Lianne Edwards: Ocean Currencies

16 January–5 February 2022
Opening preview: Sunday 16 January, 2pm–5pm

Location: Gabriella Lewenz Gallery, 40 Motukaha Road, Waiheke Island
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 11am–5pm
 


Lianne Edwards background in marine ecology and resource management, and as an artist serves to position her at the forefront of eco artists in New Zealand. Her interest in both science and art finds its voice in artworks that make comments on our relationship with the natural world. All too often humankind is found wanting in an examination of our interaction with nature.  Edwards work, often microscopically delicate, or alternatively, commanding a strong physical presence, questions how we value the natural world. The subtlety and aesthetic appeal of her works belie the underlying environmental messages and important themes she addresses. Edwards has collaborated with organisations such as the Sea Cleaners initiative, and also with wildlife scientists to draw attention to what’s happening in our marine environment and with our critically endangered native bird populations. Lianne is of Tongan, Irish, Scottish & English descent. Born and bred in South Auckland she is now based in the top of the South Island.

Lianne has work in the collections of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Chartwell Collection, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, James Wallace Arts Trust and many private and public collections.

For further information on Lianne please click here.

 


Te aroha ki a Papatūānuku
27 February—27 March, 2022

Opening preview: Sunday 27 February, 2pm–5pm
Location: Gabriella Lewenz Gallery
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 11am–5pm

A group exhibition featuring invited artists, including:
Anton Forde, Gabriella Lewenz, Garry Currin, Penny Howard, Ioane Ioane, Reg Mombassa
James Ormsby, Lianne Edwards, Deborah Bell