Me kī, he waiata aroha tēnei mō ngā tangi o te whenua
Let us say that this is a song of love for the sounds of the land

The Water Project engages with the complex realities of water in the 21st century—as bringer of life and ancestral voice, but also as a contested commodity and saleable resource.

Thirteen artists explore the cultural, conceptual and imaginative qualities of the rivers, lakes, wetlands and freshwater systems of Aotearoa/New Zealand and their crucial role in the well-being of our communities. 

The Ashburton Art Gallery will exhibit these artists’ works in 2018, an exhibition that will then tour other public galleries throughout the country.

Project outline ➛


SNOWFLAKE / Di Lucas / Lucas Associates / Landscape planning & design consultants

I AM WATER / Teoki Jardine / Kāi Tahu Takatatiaki for The Avon-Ōtākaro Network


Phil playing stones, Maraewhenua River, 0.5 min

Ross and Phil jam session, Geraldine, 1 min