The Unseen: final exhibition

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Artist and researcher Gabby O'Connor. (Photo: Nelson Mail)

Join us for the final exhibition of The Unseen sci-art-education project, which will involve a big recycling of the collaborative artwork developed with the Nelson community and workshops for local Auckland schools.

Artist and researcher Gabby O'Connor worked with communities and school children to explore the risks associated with environmental and climate change, and how this might affect the way we manage New Zealand’s marine ecosystems.

The resulting collaborative artwork involved 1,500 schoolchildren, as well as their whānau and communities - and 15km of rope.

The workshops associated with this final exhibition will bring the total number of people involved in creating this artwork to around 2,000.

Watch a video about this sci-art-education project to find out more.

Sustainability strategy

The rope used in the artwork will be recycled for other community projects and groups who have expressed an interest, and the cable ties will be donated to a recycled plastics design programme which repurposes plastic.


Papakura Art Gallery
10 Averill Street
Auckland 2110

Start date
Sat, 05/02/2020 - 00:01

Programme type: Cross-programme Engagement Our Seas