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On Death Row


Fri 13 Apr 2018, 6:00pm–7:30pm
Sun 6 May 2018, 6:00pm–7:30pm

Where: Upstairs Art Gallery, Level One, Lopdell House, 418 Titirangi Rd, Titirangi, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: katkin34

Local West Auckland creatives take a closer look into the fate of Titirangi’s condemned native forest at the hands of Watercare’s proposed water treatment plant.

Internationally acclaimed photographers and creatives Mark Carter, Craig ‘CPL’ Levers, Brent Courtney and Terry Williams-Willcock are opening a new gallery exhibit on death row from 13 April – 6 May, 2018 at the Upstairs Gallery, Lopdell House, Titirangi.

The collaboration unites fine art with a mission of environmental conservation to highlight the beauty of the Waima landscape, the scars it leaves our next generation and the documenting of rare native species as they face extinction from both kauri dieback and industrial development. It’s hoped the exhibition will encourage discussion on how best to protect the proposed sites (classified as a
significant ecological area) that holds some of New Zealand’s most rare and threatened ecosystems. There’s a special focus on threatened Kauri and critically endangered Kahikatea wetlands, of which only 2% remain.

Master carver Neil Turner has created a symbol of the significant archaeological history of the site. A story largely unknown and missing from current analysis. This will be for sale by silent auction.

Opening night Friday 13 April from 6 - 7:30pm will be a chance to gather with the artists, guest speaker and community and bring to topic to light. Prints will be for sale with proceeds benefitting community focused Titirangi Protection Group towards their legal appeal in the High Court in late May 2018.

For more information on the exhibition contact Brent Courtney 021 817 284 or for information on the TPG
cause contact Gina Mitchell 021 0465 797.

*All photos where taken pre rahui and protocols were followed in relation to cleaning footwear prior to entering the bush.

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