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Matthew Jones: Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind…
August 13, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - August 31, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
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…
Opening Saturday 13 August, 2pm to 3.30pm
Saturday 13 August to Wednesday 31 August