TESSA LAIRD | The Kauri Project: Poster Series


TESSA LAIRD, along with contemporary artists and designers Charlotte Graham, Philip Kelly, Natalie Robertson and Haruhiko Sameshima, have been commissioned to create new works addressing the social, cultural and historic value of the Kauri tree, one of our most beloved native species, in the face of the threat posed by Kauri dieback disease.

The poster series is the first of a series of projects designed to generate awareness of the current plight of the Kauri, and intended to be an exanding series as The Kauri Project unfolds across different parts of the country.  With recent discovery of Kauri dieback in the Coromandel and widespread invasion of the disease in key forests across the north, including Waipoua Forest and the Waitakere Ranges, the need for a collaborative and conscious engagement with the issue is urgent.  The poster format speaks both as a distributor of information and a call to action.  This is art doing for a good cause!

The exhibition of work launches at Lopdell House Gallery (Temporary site), 5 Totara Ave, New Lynn on Friday 2 May at 6pm.  The exhibition runs till 9 June 2014.

Each work is in an edition of 50 signed and numbered by the artist.  There are three colour variations of Tessa Laird's work.  They are available to purchase from Lopdell House for $230 or you can contact Chris McBride directly and for further information: ctmcbride@gmail.com