Madison Emond: The River Sees


The Kaiwharawhara Awa river is undergoing the process of obtaining legal personhood; Emond's collaborative creative process and resulting images seek to mirror this legal framework by highlighting the awa's intrinsic personhood and vitality. River stones, river clay and decaying plant material on the Kaiwharawhara’s banks have been shaped into light proof structures resembling wells that sit in the awa’s current; each is a pinhole camera and their apertures face the forest canopy above.

Summer Gallery Opening: Friday, 15 December, 5.30pm

Artist Talk: Saturday 16 December, 1.30pm