Arapatiki by Gillian Whitehead

Arapatiki, which translates as 'the way of the flounder', is the name given to the sand flats in the Otago Harbour in front of Gillian Whitehead's house. Material suggesting the inexorable ebbing and flowing of the tide and the call of the korimako (bellbird) are the basic ideas propelling the piece.

Arapatiki was commissioned by Creative New Zealand, this work is part of Stephen de Pledge's Landscape Prelude project. All 12 works in this series were performed for the first time at the New Zealand International Arts Festival on 27 February 2008.

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