This new body of work was created in response to being awarded the Kenneth Myer Artist’s and Writer’s Alpine Retreat, a 21 day stay at Whare Kea Chalet at 1700m on Albert Burn Saddle near Mt Aspiring in the Southern Alps of New Zealand.

After research I decided that since the source of two rivers emanate from the Albert Burn saddle the project would focus on the water cycle. It is titled Watershed because humanity is now at a watershed in its relationship to natural systems.

In collaboration with Philippa Jones the Watershed Project consists of 25 ephemeral sculptures, two sculptures and two videos made over a year.

View Watershed Experience video

View Watershed Exhibition



In collaboration with Philippa Jones

McClelland Sculpture Park & Gallery

Melbourne, Australia

February 16 – April 27 2014

With the support of Martyn and Louise Myer Foundation and Creative New Zealand

Watershed Catalogue Pdf




Martin Hill

Martin Hill