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ATLAS - a collection of maps

ATLAS - a collection of maps
20 Jun 2019 to 16 Aug 2019
10am to 4pm, Wednesdays to Fridays
ATLAS - a collective of mapping exhibitions taking us on a journey through many perspectives on how we navigate our world, by International, National artists & students
Event type: 
Art, Exhibition, Public Art
Geoff Wilson Gallery
Toi Te Pito Arts Precinct, Northtec Gate 3, Raumanga Valley Road Whangarei
Northland, Auckland


In the modern western world, we often consider a map as a two dimensional means of navigating our way from one point to another.  This exhibition explores different aspects and interpretations of mapping, moving us through landscapes,  cultures, time and media.  Artworks include multi-media representations from indigenous artists, art students and the highly
detailed and immersive drawings of Geoff Harris, to the latest technology of GIS mapping.  Visitors also have the opportunity to participate through ‘Heartstrings’ by placing a
‘heartstring’ on a map from your point now to a special link in the world - or by sitting in the Research Corner and exploring the background to the exhibition. 

Join us on this amazing journey!  The exhibition will be open from 20th June to 16th August and includes a series of 7 exhibitions:

Drawing on Experience: Moving through landscape large scale drawings by artist Geoff Harris

Indigenous Mapping: Collecting Truths  an international portfolio of prints

Heartstrings a collaborative project for ATLAS by Heath Bell

Un-charter(ed) by students of our Bachelor of Applied Arts Year 2 (Graphics)

Once upon a place - the art of telling a story through maps by students of our Environmental Management Diploma

Maps/Journeys by students of our Bachelor of Applied Arts Printmaking

The Research Corner  a space constructed by Barcode

Navigate your way to the Geoff Wilson Gallery,
NorthTec, Gate 3 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangarei for the opening of ATLAS on
Wednesday 26 June 4-6pm.