Kermadec installation view at City Gallery, 2011.
In May 2011, City Gallery Wellington partnered with the Pew Charitable Trust to present the exhibition Kermadec. The cause-based project featured work from nine New Zealand artists with a plight to raise awareness and preserve the Kermedec region, a remote area located between New Zealand’s North Island and Tonga. It is renowned for some of the most geographically active and biologically unusual features on Earth. We’re delighted with the New Zealand government’s announcement at the United Nations today to establish The Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary; one of the world's largest and most significant fully-protected areas. It will preserve important habitats for seabirds, whales and dolphins, endangered marine turtles and thousands of species of fish and other marine life.
We extend a huge congratulations and thank you to Bronwen Golder and the team at the Pew Charitable Trust for their years of petitioning and awareness raising to save this spectacular part of the world.
Read about the Kermadec exhibition
Read about the Kermadec region here