Artists on an Island

From Arts on Sunday

Matiu Somes: The Next Chapter is an exhibition showcasing the works of artists from around New Zealand who took part in a weekend residency on Matiu/Somes Scientific and Historic Reserve earlier this year.

Prior to the mid-1990s the public had no access to the area which served as a human and animal quarantine station, an internment camp, and a military defence position, where today the island is now home to some of New Zealand's rarer native species.

Stanley Palmer, Gun Emplacements – Matiu, bamboo engraving and lithograph, 375mm x 530mm, 2012

Auckland artist Stanley Palmer

Ben Reid, always to islanders, danger is what comes over the sea, woodcut, 360mm x 530mm, 2012

Christchurch artist Ben Reid

Inge Doesburg, Gefühl, belong, mixed media, 300mm x 630mm, 2012

Dunedin-based artist Inge Doesburg

The images in this gallery are used with permission and are subject to copyright conditions.