Artist Kazu Nakagawa’s (with composer Helen Bowater) collaborative visual/sonic installation for headland Sculpture on the Gulf 2017, explores the ideas of voyaging and migration.
“These are migrant’s tales, a glimpse beyond the words of the contributors who sing and speak their stories.”
Using the “Toa Moana” as the focal point of the work – a canoe built by Niue’s last vaka master carver and given as a gift of gratitude to New Zealand – means that Kazu’s work will carry a lot of cultural significance for the people of the Pacific.
Alongside the financial contribution given to artists from Sculpture on the Gulf, Kazu has made a sizeable personal investment in the work. A further $8000 is needed to help fund the project and Kazu is hoping to raise this over the next 26 days via his campaign on Boosted.
New Zealanders are renowned for their generosity when it comes to giving to good causes, and the hSOTG 2017 team are ever grateful. This event would not be possible without the support we receive from our amazing sponsors, patrons, friends, volunteers and fellow sculpture lovers.
We are so excited to experience the finished artwork – one which is sure to be very poignant and evocative for many of the event’s visitors, whether from New Zealand or abroad.
We invite you to be a part of this innovative and very relevant artwork.
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes” – Marcel Proust