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Friday, 25 January 2019 12:55

'Jeanette Schäring / Rethinking resilience / Plants talk' - 27th February 2019

When: Wednesday, 27 February 2019 from 19:00-20:30

Where: Soma Studios, 586e Cameron Rd, Tauranga

Rethinking Resilience through colour from plants - plants, colour and dye and the material we use and wear in our daily life.

Colour from plants are deeply interwoven with human life and culture, from the shifting hues that told early humans when fruits and vegetables were edible to the indigo dyes that signifies royalty for latter generations. People all around the world have in all time used medicinal plants, fruits and vegetable peels within their surroundings for making colour and natural dye to stain their skin, feather, wood and all kinds of fibers. These colours vibrate with our perceptions, our senses and our well being; and with our longing for a sense of place and connection it nurtures and works to revive our love and wonder for the natural world. Textile factories are second only to agriculture in the amount of pollution they create and the voluminous amounts of water and chemicals they use to create our jeans and t-shirts.

Jeanette Schäring is an environmental artistic researcher and an artist for spiritual ecology and health. She works with inter-species communication and knowledge carrier between plants and their colour; human and non-human research in the field of plant dyes from a broad perspective of sustainability and health. Jeanette merges the boundaries of ancient knowledge, cultural history, crafts, textile art, matter, science and ecological philosophy, highlighting health, sustainable social projects, water, diversity and trans-disciplinary collaborations. Jeanette Schäring has an MFA from the University of Gothenburg Sweden. She is an academic activist, exhibitor, performance, author, and collaborator within international diversity projects.

Last year Jeanette exhibited at the Tauranga Art Gallery ‘Whose water are you?’ She published the book “Matter in Motion and the Mysticism of Nature´s Colour” 2017.


This event is offered at a sliding scale of what you can afford, starting price $20

Please deposit to secure your spot.
Name and amount of tickets as ref: i.e john x 2

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  • Event Date: Wednesday 27th February