The Unseen Horiztonal
09 Mar

The Unseen (Wellington)

Join us for the final exhibition of The Unseen, an art-sci exhibition making the unseen marine world visible.

This will involve a big recycling of the giant collaborative artwork first developed with the Nelson community in 2018, and added to in workshops held in Wellington early 2021.

Special event

An evening conversation about art, science, education and community. Gabby O’Connor talks with special guests Carolyn Lundquist (Marine Ecologist, NIWA), Eve Armstrong (Senior Arts Advisor, Wellington City Council) and others.
6-8pm, Tuesday 16 March
The Pit, Block 12,
Massey University



9-26 March 2021
12-4pm Monday to Friday
The Engine Room, Massey University, Block 1Access via Gate C, Wallace Street (Wellington High School carpark)

The Engine Room is tucked behind Block 1, College of Creative Arts, Massey. Access via the Wellington High School car park.

About the research

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 has 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. 

The Unseen is the result of sci-art-education research from Navigating marine social-ecological systems.



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.

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