Wendy Hannah Artist | Longshore Drift
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PROJECT

Longshore Drift

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Longshore Drift
About This Project
Wendy’s influence is ecological  Longshore Drift is a work that talks about the fear of land loss as the sea decides to reclaim the sand and soil, just as a large digger would clear land for building, except it reclaims it for the estuary. Land slides into the sea causing public fear that their houses will be condemned and they will be misplaced. Living above the estuary this work is very personal to the artist.
Recent Awards :

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.

Judges Comment

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