Christchurch art exhibit on local water fight

By Daniel Collins 11/12/2009

Short notice, I know, but tomorrow is the last day of the Rivertalk exhibition at the COCA.

“Sponsored by The Malvern Hills Protection Society and Alpine Jets the artists journeyed the Waimakariri River seeking inspiration for this exhibition The artists celebrate through their art this magnificent braided river threatened by the proposed Central Plains Water Scheme. Accompanying this exhibition are the winning entries of an art competition for Canterbury School Children.”

The exhibit is ostensibly an environmental protest against certain water uses in Canterbury. From 2-4pm, Saturday 12, guest speakers will talk on water issues: Dr Russell Norman, co-leader of the Green Party, and Murray Rodgers, Chairman of the Water Rights Trust.

As water science communicator and landscape art fan, I shall be there.