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Emerging Canterbury artists exhibition

Each year Murray & Co in Christchurch puts on an annual exhibition of emerging artists from the University of Canterbury’s School of Fine Arts.

170602 UC Exhibition Information

This year the exhibition is being held at The Piano, the beautiful new centre for music and the arts in the centre of town. A private opening function will be held on the evening of 13 June, and then the public is welcome to view the works every lunchtime (12 noon-2pm) from 14 to  28 June at no charge.

All works are for sale, with the proceeds going directly to the artists. This is a great opportunity to view some stunning pieces while exploring hidden parts of this architectural gem, The Piano.

Charlotte Jackson – “This selection of works is from my 'Instant Food Series' 2016. The body of work consists of 12 paintings in total, and was created for my third year painting project. The series focuses on the depiction of various instant foods you can find on a day-to-day basis. The original inspiration for this series was to generate a body of work that reflected the historical antecedents of Still Life, but could also fit into a Contemporary context. As the series evolved, I decided to explore the realms of scale, and how size affected compositional elements within the work.”
Charlotte Jackson – “This selection of works is from my ‘Instant Food Series’ 2016. The body of work consists of 12 paintings in total, and was created for my third year painting project. The series focuses on the depiction of various instant foods you can find on a day-to-day basis. The original inspiration for this series was to generate a body of work that reflected the historical antecedents of Still Life, but could also fit into a Contemporary context. As the series evolved, I decided to explore the realms of scale, and how size affected compositional elements within the work.”
Maia Abraham –  “Ko Maia Abraham ahau, no te mana whenua o Tauranga Moana me nga tupuna hoki o tera rohe ki Katikati. I now live in Otautahi Christchurch while I study. Throughout my practice as an artist I am dealing with my identity and my context as a person within the society of Aotearoa. I draw and celebrate aspects of my culture such as performance art, objects, adornment and cultural practices through the presentation of my art. Reflecting on and understanding traditional practices are very important to me but it’s also important for me to allow my culture."
Maia Abraham – “Ko Maia Abraham ahau, no te mana whenua o Tauranga Moana me nga tupuna hoki o tera rohe ki Katikati. I now live in Otautahi Christchurch while I study. Throughout my practice as an artist I am dealing with my identity and my context as a person within the society of Aotearoa. I draw and celebrate aspects of my culture such as performance art, objects, adornment and cultural practices through the presentation of my art. Reflecting on and understanding traditional practices are very important to me but it’s also important for me to allow my culture.”

Eco Club Network established at UC

In late February, the Eco Club Network was established, bringing together various eco clubs on campus including Kakariki, DigSoc, GenZero, CUTC (tramping club), Fossil Free UC, VCUC (Veg Club), SVA, Biosoc, GEOGSOC, Engineers without Borders (EWB) and more.

The aim of the network is to improve coordination between UC’s many eco clubs and events, and ultimately increase the number of people taking part in eco activities. They are also hoping to organise a big eco-event later on in the year (September) – watch this space.

The formation of the network originated from a meeting between George, UCSAs Johnny Duncan and Katie Nimmo (Sustainability Office) in January this year, with the idea to get more collaboration between eco clubs happening. The first ECN meeting was a success, with  close to 20 people attending and UCSA president James Addington stepping in as well. Exciting and important sustainability ideas and concerns were shared (like garden rooftops, reducing foodwaste and plastic pollution, UC building materials, Avon river conservation).

Want to know more? Check out the The Eco Club Network facebook page, or get in touch by email hello@ucecoclubs.nz.

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