by Sen McGlinn (workman), Jacqueline Wassen (made the panels) & Sonja van Kerkhoff (concept + retouching).
|They are an odd collection, these New Zealand natives.
They don't look important. Most are small, and flee any sort of human activity.
They are odd and different.
Ruru is a type of owl yet different to any European owl.
Piwawaka, however never trusted
Pukako is like a hen and so is weka. When I sat very still by the creek as a child, they ignored me.|
|me. She only spread her fan-like tail at a safe distance, on the highest branches.|
And kiwi, such a strange bird, so shy and so dull-looking. So grey.
He's our most famous of all.
These birds are not refugees, but if space is made, these visitors
will also come to visit.
Children doing an exercise about this work in the
Oceania exhibition, 2004.
Shown | Performed|
|2008||Galerie TamTam an exhibition in 19 shop windows, Leiden, The Netherlands.|
|2008||Threads of the Day Leids Wevershuis, Leiden Museum of Weaving, Leiden, The Netherlands.|
|2008||Wrapped, and at home, Wiebke Morgan Gallery, Bethnal Green, London|
Turks Express, Cultural Festival, Muziekcentrum |
(Music Centre next to the concert hall), Vredenburg, Utrecht,
|2004||In The Woods Millfield Gardens, London, U.K.|
|2004||Oceania Urmond Terp Church, Urmond, The Netherlands.|
|2002||The Natural Te Wa Gallery, W(h)anganui, New Zealand.|