Sharing stories over lava bombs

Sharing stories over lava bombs

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13 Rose Road

Auckland, Auckland 1021

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What does a lava bomb have to say about place? Rebecca Ann Hobbs and Harriet Stockman hikoi to Opoutukēha Grey Lynn Park to find out.

About this event

In 2016, Rebecca Ann Hobbs and Harriet Stockman collaborated on a series of lava bomb replicas made with rubber, with the aim of throwing and then gifting them to participants of a walking performance at Rangipuke Albert Park. For twisting, turning, winding: takatāpui + queer objects, Hobbs and Stockman offered a lava bomb replica as their contribution to the exhibition.

For this event, Hobbs and Stockman extend this kaupapa to Opoutukēha Grey Lynn Park. Beginning at Objectspace, this hikoi will take participants to Opoutukēha Grey Lynn Park where they will come together and share stories over lava bombs.

The artists hope this will be an opportunity to learn more about the whenua of Opoutukēha Grey Lynn Park and each other.—

Originally from Black River, Wulgurukaba country in far north Queensland, Australia, Rebecca Ann Hobbs has lived in Aotearoa since 2005. Her socially located research practice prioritises collaboration to create interdisciplinary artworks that celebrate dynamic bodies and their relationship with specific sites. As an educator, she affirms diverse standpoints through methods that are collaborative, consultative, contextual, embodied, experiential, and reciprocal.

Harriet Stockman was born in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and grew up in Hokianga. Her art practice is led by making, sharing, supporting, relationships, technicity, event, object, and installation. Her shifting focus is led by her interests and the needs of varying projects, however, a consistent companion to this milieu is clay and its associated environs. Stockman is a founding member of the Public Share Collective.

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