In May 2011, a group of artists from the South Pacific region travelled on HMNZS Otago to a place rarely explored – the sea and islands of the Kermadecs.
The Kermadecs are the most remote part of New Zealand. Despite their natural and historical significance, our awareness of the islands and surrounding waters is slight. The Kermadec Artists Voyage provided some of our finest communicators an opportunity to document a unique encounter with one of the greatest, least known, pristine ocean sites on the planet.
On the 25th of August The City Gallery Wellington and Pew Environment Group hosted Encounters – a sharing of Kermadec experiences by our leading contemporary artists.
On Saturday (27 August 2011) the Dominion Post featured some of the Kermadec Artists work. Correction to article: The Kermadec exhibition will open on 21 November 2011 at Tauranga Art Gallery - Tauranga.
Watch and listen to the thoughts views of three of the artists who made the journey to the Kermadecs.