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Jessica Ellis - Ecophobia


Sat 23 Jul 2016, 11:00am–3:00pm
Wed 27 Jul 2016, 11:00am–4:30pm
Thu 28 Jul 2016, 11:00am–4:30pm
Fri 29 Jul 2016, 11:00am–4:30pm
Sat 30 Jul 2016, 11:00am–3:00pm

Where: Warwick Henderson Gallery, 255 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Anne Gifford

Ellis, a recent graduate from Whitecliffe, presents a dynamic array of Tondos (circular shaped paintings) depicting stark nocturne like silhouettes of the Kauri and other native trees for this second solo exhibition.

The trees are largely viewed from below, stretching up to a wide and arresting dark canopy, revealing a skyscape reminiscentof an Aurora Australis (The Southern Lights). This is appropriate imagery, with pinks, reds and greens employed to highlight a phenomena such as this crushing threat to our native forests. Ellis is also concerned not just with this symptom of our global problems but the overall environment which is suffering under the strain an ever expanding population.

“Kauri trees could be a metaphor for our planet and I use Kauri Die Back Disease as an uncomfortable metaphor for our very survival if drastic action is not undertaken very soon”, says Ellis.

For more information on this exhibition please see our website.

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