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Tanya Marriott: Tweet Me


Mon 19 Dec 2011, 10:00am–6:00pm
Tue 20 Dec 2011, 10:00am–6:00pm
Wed 21 Dec 2011, 10:00am–6:00pm
Thu 22 Dec 2011, 10:00am–6:00pm
Fri 23 Dec 2011, 10:00am–6:00pm
Sat 24 Dec 2011, 10:00am–6:00pm

Where: Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


An interactive exhibit giving our birds a voice and bringing the forest back to life.

"The New Zealand wild is losing its voice. Forests once filled with the sound of birdsong are now silent, the inhabitants driven out by a steady stream of predators they cannot defend themselves from. Activated by interaction with forest visitors, their stories are projected throughout Thistle Hall. But beware the rats and possums lurking in the shadows—make sure the birds are tucked up in bed safe each night! "

Tweet me is the concept of Tanya Marriott in response to her 2006 Creative NZ/DOC Wild creations residency at Maud Island wildlife reserve.

Opening night:
6pm Monday 19 December

Tweet me runs from 19th -24th December, 10am–6pm daily.

Tanya Marriott bio:
Tanya Marriott is a digital media lecturer from the Institute of Communication design, Massey University. She has a keen interest in New Zealand ecology in particular New Zealand wildlife. This research interest informs the development of interactive, narrative and game motivated projects. She received a Wild Creations residency from the Department of Conservation and Creative New Zealand in 2006 and spent six weeks living with takahe and giant weta on Maud Island in the Marlborough Sounds. This is one of the projects developed in response to the residency.

At Massey University she teaches Animation, Play theory and Game design. She has a background in toy design and character sculpture having worked for several leading toy design companies in London and over twenty years experience as a doll designer. She is also a several times World of Wearable Arts award winner- entering 16 garments over the past seven years.

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