Elizabeth Thomson Cellular Memory

 Sentient by Elizabeth Thomson

The surface of a human body. The inside of a plant cell.  Ocean water at various depths, sunlight radiating through it. These kinds of territories, often associated with science, are at the heart of Elizabeth Thomson’s work on show now at Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History in Masterton. 

 The exhibition includes the marvellous "The Fearless Five Hundred" - a school of 500 bronze wall-mounted fish which has never been shown before in a public art space. 

For over thirty years, Elizabeth Thomson's art has engaged with issues to do with science, imagination, culture and, increasingly, what it means to live in the South Pacific in the 21st century. Her art features glass beading, zinc, bronze, fibreglass and wood panelling, often contoured and shaped.   This is a wonderful must-see exhibtion and it's on at Aratoi until April 2, 2018.  

For more detail visit www.aratoi.co.nz.