Elizabeth Thomson

Having previously exhibited at Whangarei Art Museum – Te Manawa Toi in 2015 as part of the touring exhibition Kermadec – Lines in the Ocean WAM is pleased to welcome back Wellington sculptor Elizabeth Thomson and her latest installation ‘Invitation to Openness – Substantive and Transitive States’.

In Invitation to Openness, viewers are afforded the opportunity to see the entire gallery inhabited by hundreds of bronze cast white moths which will occupy the space as if having arrived at their own accord, claiming it as their natural environment.

Elizabeth spent countless hours creating the first wave of moths, each cast in bronze and flocked in white that were first released onto gallery walls in August 2014. Now numbering 500 this flock of moths invites you to step into the gallery space, be immersed in the installation and to suspend their disbelief.

Developed and toured by The Dowse Art Museum, with the support of Creative New Zealand