Wendy’s Work Longshore Drift was placed 2nd in the Estuary Art Awards 2017. The only contemporary art prize in Aotearoa, New Zealand with ecology at its core.
Wendy Hannah’s work ‘Longshore Drift’ captivated my attention from the very onset. From it luminous surface manifesting a seamless exploration between the land waterways and embodied experiences. The result is a work that reverberates an elusive fluidity and sensation of movement akin to watercolour. Though relatively simple, it commands attention with a convincing sensation of movement which is further evoked through the reflection of the viewer’s movements within the work. It’s a work I had to fight myself not to touch, which is always a good sign.
Ane Tonga, Judge – Curator Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa