School of Fine Arts Senior Lecturer in Sculpture, Louise Palmer, has new research in Scape opening this weekend.
The installation is sited at Kate Sheppard memorial Walk, Botanic Gardens (Armagh St Entrance to Hagley Park).
There will be artist talks on Saturday 20th from 1pm. Meet outside Christchurch Art Gallery.
ALSO HER DAUGHTER, 2021
Cast and reformed from familiar, but often unnoticed objects, Louise Palmer’s recent installations suggest a reconsideration of the meanings and values we give to objects and places.
The Kate Sheppard Memorial Walk was opened in 1993, as a living memorial to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage with a range of camellias planted alongside the riverside path.
Referencing the function of the bollard as something that protects and marks areas of significance, Palmer uses these pieces of urban furniture to draw attention to this somewhat out-of-the-way site.
The plaques that line the walk create a fragmented personal narrative while paying homage to those who have gone before.