Slick - Collaborative Art Exhibition
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Where: Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, 322 Hardy Street, Nelson
Restrictions: All Ages
- Admission: Free
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 neighbouring 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.
Held in the g_space gallery, NMIT Arts & Media Building.