Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Wednesday 1st–Friday 10th August 2012
Is drilling for oil in NZ seas a bad idea?
Nelson artists and schools are coming together to creatively explore the grip that petroleum has on our modern lives and what it could look like to move beyond oil.
Three of the contributing artists tutor at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology in the Creative Industries Arts & Media programme. Inviting neighboring Nelson Central and St. Joseph’s Schools, primary students aged 9-11 to take part in creating art works and participate in a video about oil usage and its alternatives calling this ambitious project SLICK.
“Our children are becoming enduring consumers of petroleum based products. It is about working with our own communities to sow seeds for the social change needed to consume less of the stuff and find alternatives.”
By playing “The Oil Game” in class the children have been learning about petroleum, peak oil, oil spills and the effects of fossil fuels on climate change.
Works will include a 5m long monochromatic ink drawing by Nelson multi-media artist Adi Tait, collaborative sculptures, as well as a thought provoking film by Nelson documentary maker John Irwin.
August 1–10, 2012
Gallery open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
Nelson & suburbs
NMIT Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
322 Hardy Street, Nelson
g-space Gallery, Arts&Media Building, Nile Street
Ph. 03 545 0240