Kate van der Drift | Sea of Echoes

Opening; Tuesday 8th August, 5.30pm 
Closing; Sunday 27th August
Sanderson Contemporary

Sea of Echoes is part of Kate van der Drift’s ongoing project investigating the history and ecology of the Hauraki Plains. In 1987 New Zealand ecologist and historian Geoff Park paddled up the Waihou River, tracing the journey of the 1769 Endeavour party.  In 2017 van der Drift followed Parks journey, visiting the places he described in Nga Uruora and imagining how the landscape had looked to Cook and Banks.

“The sites she selects are auratic; her likenesses vibrational. This penetrates through and around her works: we sense colonists triggering havoc and fingerprinting an ignorantly destructive ascendancy over sacred nature – taonga tuku iho.” Maria Walls, 2017.

Image; Kate van der Drift, Waihou River Mouth, 2017, giclee photograph on matte photo rag, edition of 5, diptych, 1200mm x 787mm 

Date(s) - 08/08/2017 - 27/08/2017
12:00 am