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David Trubridge - Beauty Matters: SOLD OUT


Thu 19 Apr 2018, 6:30pm–7:30pm

Where: Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa Street, Rotorua, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: Rotorua Library

Internationally renowned designer David Trubridge presents this public talk at Rotorua Library on Thursday 19 April 2018 at 6:30pm.

Trubridge explores the relationship between design and the natural world, how our idea of beauty grew out of that relationship and why it matters today.

As well as hearing more about his career this talk will appeal to anyone who has an interest in the creative and design process.

This talk comes after the unveiling of David’s latest Rotorua design. Take the chance to view the two ground breaking art installations in the new Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, which were generously funded by The Wright Family Foundation.

Located on the ground floor of Te Aka Mauri the tree sculpture is entitled Tāne and evokes the story of Tāne-Mahuta, the Māori God of the Forests. The second installation is Tāwhaki, which is a tribute to the legendary Māori explorer who climbed the matua (parent) vine to get to the uppermost of the ten heavens to acquire knowledge and well-being.

Other well-known Rotorua artworks designed by Trubridge include the ambient lighting used in Skyline Skyrides restaurant and the dramatic large tree lights hanging in the Redwoods Treewalk.

Trubridge’s journey has been geographic as well as creative. He grew up and studied in the UK before setting off with his family on an open-ended sailing adventure. They spent five years travelling and working in the Pacific and Caribbean before arriving in New Zealand in 1985.

Over time David Trubridge’s work has developed and matured, changing from labour intensive one-off pieces to the simpler, chic designs of today. His unique and instantly recognisable aesthetic has opened up global opportunities, and examples of his work are now held in such prestigious art institutions as the Pompidou Centre, Paris, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

The talk will be held in the Community Pride Space, Ground Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa Street, Rotorua.

Tickets for David Trubridge - Beauty Matters are $5 per person and bookings are required for this popular talk.

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