The Unseen 2018 installation collage
Credit: Gabby O'Connor
09 Mar

Wellington, Tauranga

The Unseen: final exhibition

After a reshuffling of dates due to Covid-19, we are pleased to announce the new dates and locations for the final exhibition of The Unseen, a sci-art-education project from Navigating marine social-ecological systems.

Join us for the final exhibition which will involve a big recycling of the collaborative artwork developed with the Nelson community in 2018, and added to in workshops held in Wellington and Tauranga in 2021.

Artist and researcher Gabby O'Connor worked with communities and school children to explore the risks associated with environmental and climate change, and how this might affect the way we manage New Zealand’s marine ecosystems.

The resulting collaborative artwork involved 1,600 schoolchildren, as well as their whānau and communities - and 12km of rope.

The workshops associated with this final exhibition will bring the total number of people involved in creating this artwork to around 2,000.

Watch a video about this sci-art-education project to find out more.

Sustainability strategy

The rope used in the artwork will be recycled for other community projects and groups who have expressed an interest, and the cable ties will be donated to a recycled plastics design programme which repurposes plastic.


9 March 2021 – 26 March 2021
The Engine Room, Block 1, Massey University
Access via Gate C, Wallace Street


22 May 2021 – 8 August 2021
Tauranga Art Gallery, 108 Willow Street

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