TEMP: a Climate Change Forum to progress an outdoor arts science experience

Corban Estate Arts Centre and Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery

24 Nov 2015, 8am - 4pm

Corban Estate Arts Centre, Auckland


Fingerweg Brydee Rood in collaboration with Orchestra of Spheres | 2014


24 Nov 2015
8am - 4pm


Corban Estate Arts Centre
2 Mt Lebanon Lane
Henderson, Auckland,  0642
New Zealand
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: An outdoor experience to change the way you think about climate change. A forum brings together artists, scientists and subject experts to develop large-scale art science installations that focus on water, air, food, weather and shelter, to then co-create within the public domain the following summer.

Project Background Summary
Following a McCahon House Artist in Resident Amy Howden-Chapman's research project on climate change, McCahon House Trust Chair Naomi McCleary (finalist in Woman of Influence Awards 2015) initiated a new outdoor project referencing climate Change that would activate the grounds at Corban Estate Arts Centre and the wider region.

The project is called TEMP (for temperature and temporary) and is in start up phase with a development Forum scheduled Tuesday 24th.

There is much talk about Climate Change, TEMP however will be an out door arts trail that is active and visual that aims to be a 'see and do' experience focusing on 5 issues of climate change Water, Air, Food, Weather and Shelter.

For the pilot event Feb/March 2016 the committed artist scientist teams include:
1. WATER Gabby O'Connor has teamed up with NIWA oceanic system scientist Dr Craig Stevens to create a large scale participatory installation.
2. FOOD The Roots Creative Entrepreneurs with Garden To Table and a local school to make a relocatable edible gateway and garden.
3. SHELTER Xin Cheng and Chris Bethelson will work with Civil Defence to make an installation about with found ephemera and objects
4. AIR F4 Marcus Williams and Susan Jowsey with NIWA air quality scientists Guy Coulsen and Gustavo Olivares will be gathering data from visitors that will be useful, artful and scientific
5. WEATHER Brydee Rood is working with UoA Environmental Professor Anthony Fowler to create an informed and powerful work.

TEMP will occur in the park like grounds at Corban Estate Arts Centre and along Exhibition Drive 19th Feb – 20th March 2016.

FORUM Tuesday 24 November
To develop the project the working party (representatives from science, sustainable business, Te Kawerau a Maki and arts sector) have invited interested parties to an intensive project development Forum that will include a ‘mystery’ bus tour.

TEMP has ambitions to grow into an extensive annual regional event with international profile.
TEMP intends to act as a catalyst to contribute to unlocking individual and collective potential to join the global campaign to reduce carbon emissions and to take personal steps to be informed and prepared for changes ahead.

TEMP a force that won't cool down….

Tiakina te wao nui a tiriwa hei oranga mou
Treasure the vast domain of Tiriwa and in turn you shall benefit

TEMP team: Martin Sutcliffe, Rewi Spraggon, Pita Turei, Andrew Clifford, Kathryn Tsui, Wilma Blom, Roger Harris, Melissa Laing, Naomi McCleary and Diane Blomfield.

Thank you to The Trusts Community Foundation, Waitakere Ranges Local Board and Auckland Council Arts and Culture Sector Development for their generous support to TEMP during this development phase.

TEMP team: Martin Sutcliffe, Rewi Spraggon, Pita Turei, Andrew Clifford, Kathryn Tsui, Wilma Blom, Roger Harris, Melissa Laing, Naomi McCleary and Diane Blomfield.


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