Waiheke Marketplace : January 26th 2010
5 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JANUARY 26, 2011 NEWS EARTHWORKS • House Sites • Driveways • Section Clearing • Demolition • Underhouse Excavation • Excavators • 1½ ton - 20 ton • Bulldozers • Trucks • Graders • Rollers We guarantee our work! No mess - less stress. Land deveLopers Ltd 372 1115 Mob 027 499 4477 Email email@example.com Environmentally friendly: Marcus Tatton creates Sunday Afternoon. Artist's idea really stacks up By GILL ALCOCK When he first saw the site for his sculpture, artist Marcus Tatton knew he had to double the size of his creation. No matter how good the photographs or how accurate the measurements, Mr Tatton couldn't gauge the scale of the area until he saw it firsthand. Then I realised I'd have to double the length.'' Called Sunday Afternoon his leaning and weaving wood stack reflects the use of the world's resources and where we are with regards to pre- vious generations and how that stacks up''. We're teetering on a pre- carious edge,'' he says. That's what drives the stacking of wood -- it's nearly falling over and we have to keep adding pieces.'' The stacking process be- came an artform after Mr Tatton created an igloo out of chopped wood for his young daughter. Insects in the newly chopped wood attracted birds which would come within touching distance of the igloo's doorway, much to his daughter's delight. As Mr Tatton is talking a young sparrow perches atop his sculpture as if listening to his explanation. By the time the exhibition opens at a gala event tomorrow, his installation will have taken up to 12 days to complete -- a difficult pro- cess under the full sun of a Waiheke summer. But Mr Tatton has made the whole process a family affair, bringing them with him from Tasmania. Mr Tatton was a farmer before spending five years studying fine art, firstly at Otago then in Tasmania, and learned of the headland -- Sculpture on the Gulf exhi- bition from relatives living in Auckland. He was accepted on his first application. His pieces are created from industrial waste materials, natural products, stainless steel and even cast concrete, and usually carry an environ- mental message urging the viewer to look at their place in the context of time. Sunday Afternoon is one of 39 site-specific sculptures installed along the walkway from Matiatia up to Nick Johnstone Drive and around the Church Bay walkway. headland -- Sculpture on the Gulf opens to the public on Friday morning at 9am and runs until February 20. Free talks on works David McCracken Those wanting to know about the selection process for the headland -- Sculpture on the Gulf exhibition and the vision behind the artists' works can attend a series of free talks. The first is by selectors Heather Galbraith and James McCarthy at 4.30pm at Morra Hall this Friday. They will speak about the selection process and the site process. Artists' talks will take place every Sunday from 3pm to 4pm at Artworks Theatre during the exhibition. On January 30, Jeff Thomson and David McCracken speak about their works. They will be followed by Virginia King and Ruth Wat- son on February 6, Julie- Anna Childs/Peter Mrost and award winners on February 13, and Lgop multi-media artist Suza, Isaac Mc- Cormick, Warwick Bell and award winners on February 20.
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