Nautilus Creative Space Lightbox Series 2018
Nautilus Creative Space is home to a diverse collective of over 20 artists at Owhiro Bay on Wellington’s South Coast. From jewellers, sculptors and painters to carvers, leather specialists and furniture makers, artists of all types make up this inspired haven by the sea. https://www.facebook.com/NautilusCreativeSpace
During February - Three Nautilus artists take turns to display their work:
- Bev Tso Hong
- Aaron Frater
- Holly Hemlock
Bev Tso Hong, 2018
Heads in the proverbial - Plastic (doll legs, supermarket giveaway toys and melted bottle caps) on board.
An artistic gesture towards the pervasiveness of plastics and the need for more drastic action.
While we congratulate ourselves on removing plastic shopping bags from supermarkets, we continue to create non-recycled plastic bottle caps, bottles and products; and synthetic (polyester) clothes that shed plastic microfibers washed to the sea... Do we seriously believe this is acceptable?
Breathe. Barrier mesh, and cable ties.
My current body of work is an exploration of barrier mesh. The material is a ubiquitous industrial safety product that proliferates in the building, demolition, and urban and suburban renewal of New Zealand at present. The material itself has a load of meaning: keep away, stay back; it is a liminal material, a barrier between one world and another.
The barrier between our inner biological and psychological world is crossed in a number of ways, breathing is a primary way we as humans allow the outer and inner to pass. The breath coming in in this case, to the central spot.
Holly is a multi disciplinary artist, with a passion for capturing the beauty of deterioration and decay.
Follow her on Instagram : decay_devotion.