The Watershed Project

September 13, 2012

In a week’s time Philippa and I embark on a major project that has been inspired by an invitation from Martyn and Louise Myer, proprietors of Whare Kea Lodge and Chalet Wanaka, to be the inaugural participants in an inspirational artists’ retreat programme: the Kenneth Myer Artist’s/Writer’s Alpine Retreat.

We will spend two periods of ten days based at Whare Kea Chalet at 1700m on Albert Burn Saddle directly  opposite Mount Aspiring. I have researched and developed a concept based on the watershed at Albert Burn Saddle from which two river systems issue, the Albert Burn and the East Matukituki. With all the recent new snow we will no doubt have an exciting time making art in this extreme wilderness.

Because the chalet has solar power and internet connectivity we will be able to post regular updates here as our work progresses.

We look forward to any comments too.