Sounds Interesting - Chris Booth

Kerikeri Kerikeri
Fri 28 May


43 Cobham Road, Kerikeri

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Running Time: 60 minutes (no interval)
Interval: Meet & greet after the event


43 Cobham Road, Kerikeri

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In the Sounds Interesting series, the Turner Centre invites locals on stage to share their story.

Chris Booth is a Kerikeri born sculptor and practitioner of large-scale land art. He has been at the forefront of environmental sculpture in several countries for over four decades.

Chris has a profound interest in developing a creative language that involves deeply meaningful relationships with landforms, flora and fauna. He has a special interest in trying to communicate a real sense of responsibility to our living planet.

Social history and engagement with the wider community, in particular the Indigenous community, are paramount to his art practice.

In addition, while engaging and often pioneering in these practices, Chris has over the past three decades gone on to produce large to very large public commissions in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, UK, Denmark, Italy, France and Germany.

The evening will include a 45-minute presentation with slideshow on stage, followed by a Q&A with the crowd and then a meet & greet in the foyer after the event.

The presentation will cover key works globally over the past decades - ranging from the 18m high Gateway sculpture in Albert Park, Auckland, the Rainbow Warrior Memorial in Matauri Bay through the highly acclaimed Echo van de Veluwe at the Kroller-Muller Museum, Netherlands plus the 400 tonne Wurrungwuri in the RBG Sydney… Finishing with glimpses into new visionary works.