Monthly Archives: November 2015

We are with you in Paris

November 30, 2015

Suez environment, a global resource management company headquartered in Paris
have chosen to showcase our work in a major bi-lingual specialised publication for the UN COP21 climate summit opening today.

Open Resource is a free publication exploring and sharing innovative thinking, research and actions towards resource effectiveness and the circular economy. This magazine, by sharing the voices and experiences of researchers, students, entrepreneurs and artists committed to addressing environmental challenges, aims to highlight innovative projects and initiatives.

Alpine Ice cycle was selected for the wrap around cover and a ten page article profiles our philosophy and  work, featured in international exhibitions. 30,000 magazines are to be distributed to leading thinkers, universities, government departments, businesses and NGOs around the world.

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It is our hope that the UN climate summit results in an international agreement to demanding reductions in green house gas emissions for a safe climate.

Our thanks to Suez environment is beyond words.




Foreign Assessment

November 27, 2015

For Art Zone New Zealand Avenal McKinnon looks at Temporal Landscapes, on show in Beijing, China.

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The breathtaking clarity of Martin Hill and Philippa Jones’ Wanaka-sourced Synergy, with a seemingly impossibly balanced circle of raupo stems, contrasted strikingly with the grey, industrial setting of Beijing’s 798 Art District. Their exhibition “Temporal Landscapes,” at the Inter Art Centre Gallery, curated by Na Risong, demonstrated the interest in China in these New Zealand Land artists – an interest which dates back to the Pingyao Photography Festival of 2014, when as part of the project “To Save a Forest” they received a Chinese award.


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All eyes on Paris

November 26, 2015


Since exhibiting at Andorra Land Art Biennale and visiting Paris and the South of France in September, the horrific terrorist attacks have changed everything in Europe.

There is, however a great interest in our work in France with two projects under discussion as well as an article by Pascal Greboval in Kaizen magazine this month featuring our work and discussing the sustainable design philosophy that underpins it.

With the COP21 UN climate talks beginning shortly in Paris, the world is focussed on what may be achieved in the way of binding international agreements on reduction of green house gas emissions. _DSC9089

It is generally accepted that this is the last chance to get commitments from 190 governments to collaborate in averting this global threat caused by our unsustainable practices.

Although public marches are cancelled in Paris for now, the largest global movement in history is mobilising around the world to demand appropriate action on climate change.

We lend our support to all those engaged in this movement in the hope that our efforts will not be in vain.