Tungaru: The Kiribati Project is a collaboration between contemporary New Zealand artists, Chris Charteris and Jeff Smith. The show incorporates sculpture, photography and interactive video. Tungaru is the pre-colonial name for Kiribati.
The project was born out of Chris’ desire to return to Kiribati, to meet his family and to experience life on these tiny strips of atoll in the Pacific. Always with a camera in hand, Jeff was there to capture much of the journey. The exhibition is not only a personal story about family but one that also references the larger global issues of climate change, over-population and threats to traditional cultures.
Chris Charteris and Jeff Smith
18 March – 3 July 2016
Southland Museum and Art Gallery, Invercargill.< BACK TO LISTINGS