land art, sculpture and installations

Otaki Forks Artspace

Otaki Forks Artspace, 8 km inland from Otaki, Kapiti Coast, Aotearoa | New Zealand.

Artists: Michelle Backhouse, Elaine Bevan, Debra Bustin, Matt Pine, Sen McGlinn, Adrienne Spratt, Filipe Tohi, Brenda Tuuta Sonja van Kerkhoff.


Stone sculptures by Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi

Two Taranaki andesite stone sculptures by Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi were shown in the grounds. Born and raised in Tonga, Filipe immigrated to New Zealand in 1978 and has been a full-time artist since 1992. He lived in New Plymouth for over two decades and was one of the initiators of the biennial Taranaki Stone symposium, … Continue reading

Day 4 – six new sculptures are finished!

“Te Kahu o patupaiarehe I tenei mara,” installation utilizing plants from the property (harakeke, mamaku + other ferns) by Adrienne Spratt, Brenda Tuuta + Jenny from the Wānanga O Aotearoa in Palmerston North. They made two site specific installations weaving ferns, ponga and harakeke.     Detail of the sculpture, “Lemon Squeezer” by Sen McGlinn … Continue reading

sculpture in the land – day two

Stone Sculpture by Filipe Tohi in the Otaki Forks Artspace grounds. The lower sculpture (left) is carved in Andesite stone (here volcanic hard stone from Taranaki) is based on Lalava (ancient South Pacific forms of lashing). The sculpture above (top right) combines Andesite stone (volcanic hard stone from Taranaki) with stones from Taranki. Filipe Tohi … Continue reading