Meet the artists
Read about the artists and view a gallery of their work.
About the exhibition
Our vision is for Tamatea/Dusky Sound to be one of the most intact ecosystems on Earth, and a ‘bio bank’ for New Zealand – a source of endangered native species that can repopulate conservation sites throughout the country.
An artist’s inspiration
To raise awareness of this project, and the area’s unique place in New Zealand history, we invited a team of artists to discover Tamatea for themselves.
In winter 2014 and summer 2015, two separate expeditions into southern Fiordland transported 26 New Zealand artists to the waters of Tamatea.
Their task: to connect people with this very special area and offer a window into a largely unseen environment.
This exhibition provides the opportunity for you to see, hear and explore Tamatea through their eyes.
Tamatea - Art and Conservation in Dusky Sound includes over 50 original works by some of New Zealand’s most significant artists, and emerging talent:
Ken Bradley, Nigel Brown, Brian Carmody, Ginney Deavoll, Janet de Wagt, Cheree Te Orangaroa Downes, Martin Hill and Philippa Jones, Denise Hunter, Simon Kaan, Gerda Leenards, Euan Macleod, Paul McCredie, Cilla McQueen, Braydon Moloney, Jo Ogier, Craig Potton, John Z Robinson, Irene Mura Schroder, Bubba Thompson, Elizabeth Thomson, John Walsh, Marilynn Webb, Robin White, Jane Zusters
Tamatea - Art and Conservation in Dusky Sound has been developed in partnership with Te Rūnanga o Ōraka Aparima and is proudly supported by the New Zealand National Parks and Conservation Foundation.
Kindly contributed by the artists for the purpose of this exhibition, all artworks, unless otherwise purchased or indicated, are available for sale. Proceeds will be used to directly support Tamatea/Dusky Sound conservation and restoration projects.
Enquires for purchase of artworks to:
Senior Ranger (Community) - Fiordland District
Phone: +64 3 249 0237
View the sale sheet (PDF, 1,255K)