Hugh Wilson, the renowned Canterbury botanist who has also written a number of books about New Zealand plants has spent the last 30 years overseeing the regeneration of 1500 hectares of gorse-ridden hill country farmland to native bush. High above Akaroa, and over the crater rim, you can visit Hinewai Reserve and discover numerous species of ferns, regenerating totara, hear the bird song, find the 47 known waterfalls or even better, hike the 3 day Banks Peninsula Banks Track, New Zealand track.
Celia Hay, Director of New Zealand School of Food and Wine dropped to visit Hugh and get an update on edible native plants and berries.
Hugh mentioned a new documentary on the transformation of Hinewai and now free on You tube.
Ballerinas twist, turn and move so gracefully that they often seem other-worldly, but would you ever compare a ballerina to a bag?
In our Carried Away: Bags Unpacked exhibition, artist Isaac Katzoff’s glass bag got itself a nickname of just that: the ballerina. The nickname was given after the bag hinted at graceful movement while it was under the spotlight in the photography studio - it's inner performer was at the ready.
Although the Museum holds many objet d’art (art objects), the beautiful photography and images of the collection are themselves works of art, as this image of Katzoff's bag here is. Museum photographers work behind the scenes to create images of objects that act as both documentation and art.
As Artweek Auckland comes to a close this weekend, we wanted to showcase just one of many of the wonderful objet d'art from within our Applied Arts & Design collection.
Come and see 'the ballerina' for yourself, alongside many other wonderful works of art at Carried Away: Bags Unpacked, on now and free with Museum entry.
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