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Existence: Life According to Art

14 July 2007 - 13 January 2008

14 July 2007 - 13 January 2008

Existence explores ideas of how life came into being, how we exist and our ultimate destiny through paintings, installations and multi-media. You may even recognise pieces of your own life here. But beware! This is life according to art.

Tihei (Sneeze lustily),

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EVE, oil on canvas 2006 by Meredith Collins, Private Collection

Mauri-ora (‘Tis the essence of life)
Ki te Whei-ao (in to the wide world)
Ki te Ao-marama (in to the world of light)

I think
Therefore I am
Rene Descartes 1596 – 1650, French mathematician and philosopher

Curator: Leafa Wilson

Invited artists:
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Janice Abo Ganis, Dan Arps, Janet Barratt, Lisa Benson, Kees Bruin, Megan Campbell, Amit Anuj Charan, Meredith Collins, David Cook, Tim Croucher, Mark Curtis, Natalie Davies, Nicky Deeley, Heather Diprose, Scott Eady, Zena Elliott, Mark Hamilton, Dion Hitchens, Hannah Kidd, Gregor Kregar, Felix Krause, Andy Leleisi'Uao , John Lyall, Hemi Macgregor, Richard Maloy, Mary McIntyre, Mary Macpherson , Itty Nikolao, Michael Parekowhai, Rosie Percival, Bruce E. Phillips, Rosemary Pritchard, Aimee Ratana, CK Reynolds, Natalie Robertson, Michael Shepherd, Peter Siddell , Angela Singer, Emit Snakebeings, Ricky Swallow, Yvonne Todd, Greer Twiss, Francis Upritchard, Ronnie van Hout, Andrea Wilkinson, Stefanie Young.

View Selected artist profiles each week in the Arts Pages of the Waikato Times