Fiona Newton Enviro Art Exhibition
Visit a display of environmental art by Fiona Newton at Glenfield Library during EcoFest North. Fiona is a local artist inspired by her lifelong love and care for the coastlines of Aotearoa. Fiona creates pavers and matts from sea glass, Kotahu found stones, and marine waste. She also works with collected shells, leaves and branches to create Korowai.

Through her art practice Fiona explores her Whakapapa and connection to Whenua and describes the importance of using all her senses, the breath of life & the creative force of Wairua, to connect with the land. “I am very visual and see the beauty in the simplicity of a dead tree to a leaf and its structure, to sensing how the moana ebbs & flows like our rivers, the silhouette in the hills, the way a tree holds itself.”

Fiona is passionate about paying homage to the natural environments she inhabits. Each piece of glass, stone, and marine waste she works with is carefully handpicked from the beaches & rivers of New Zealand. She also frequents recycling stations, especially for her sculpture where she refashions found objects into beautifully crafted devotional works. Fiona’s art speaks of her concern for the environment, and of a deep connection with place.

Fiona’s work will be on display at Glenfield Library during EcoFest North 2021, and also exhibited in the Hibiscus and Bays Arts Awards at Mairangi Arts Centre from 1 April – 27 April, 2021.
Cost: FREE. No booking required
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