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I am Island and Sea

12 Nov 2021 to 15 May 2022
Now until 15 May 2022
Explore the past, present and future of Tīkapa Moana Hauraki Gulf and beyond
Event type: 
Free with Museum admission
Edmiston Gallery, Maritime Museum
Corner Quay and Hobson Streets Viaduct Harbour, Auckland


I am Island and Sea

Lightboxes glow, the Earth speaks, and the voices of Tāmaki Makaurau's young people guide you through this wonderous exhibition by artist Kate Parker, in collaboration with fellow artist Sarah-Jane BlakeMixit and students from six Auckland schools.

Explore the past, present and future of Tīkapa Moana Hauraki Gulf and beyond, see the devastating effects of a kina barren, and be inspired to protect and improve the mauri and health of our region.

I Am Island And Sea is suitable for all ages and visitors are encouraged to add their voice to the exhibition. 


About Kate Parker

Kate Parker is of Ngati Maniapoto, English and Greek descent. She grew up roaming the bush and riding horses in Kaeo in the far north of Aotearoa. 

Kate studied theatre in Melbourne, Australia at The John Bolton Theatre School and returned to co-found New Zealand’s Red Leap Theatre. She is currently working as a visual artist and author and lives in west Auckland with her family. Kate enjoys watching wildlife, being near the forest and the sea and finding ways to support the planet, one seedling at a time.

One consistent drive I have as a maker is to add voice to the rising wave of positive change on our planet.” - Kate Parker