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Matthew Jones in conversation
August 27, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join artist Matthew Jones as he discusses his Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind… exhibition in the Depot Artspace Verge Gallery.
Photographic works exploring the beauty of marine habitats and creatures. Habitats range from Auckland sites between the tides to offshore sites nearly two kilometres in depth. Historically, as inshore species were depleted fishing industry activities have moved offshore. Knowledge (science) has often lagged well behind exploitation if it followed at all. Very little was known regarding fragile deep-sea ecosystems beyond target species.
Driven by ignorance and greed, the lust for profit has overridden notions of sustainability. As a consequence fisheries have collapsed and ecosystems have been degraded or destroyed. It may never be known what was lost…
Saturday 27 August, 12pm start.