He Manawa Whenua: He Puna Wai WATER \WAY Thirteen contemporary artists explore the rivers and lakes of Aotearoa


WATER \ WAY explores the cultural, conceptual and imaginative qualities of our natural water resources and their crucial role in the well-being of our communities.  

Traversing multiple disciplines and bringing together many voices, experiences and narratives relating to the rivers and lakes of Aotearoa/New Zealand, the multi-media exhibition is a conversation about how we might go forward with care and wisdom. 

Curated by Gregory O’Brien and Bruce Foster, the exhibition presents new work by the 13 artists from The Water Project:

Jacqui Colley 
Phil Dadson
Bing Dawe
Bruce Foster
Brett Graham
Ross Hemera
Euan Macleod
Gregory O’Brien
Jenna Packer
Dani Terrizzi
Elizabeth Thomson
Peter Trevelyan
Kate Woods

Aratoi wishes to acknowledge Shirin Khosraviani, Manager and Curator, Ashburton Art Gallery.

Public Talk: Sunday, 26 May 10.30am

Roadshow: Arts + Climate Innovation: The Role of the Arts: Sunday, 26 May, 2 - 4pm
Presented by Track Zero in partnership with Aratoi and Kokomai Creative Festival.

You can also read a recent essay by Gregory O'Brien here