Plant Walk Miranda Bellamy, Amanda Fauteux, and Madison Kelly
Sunday 30 May, 1-2pm
Meet at the parking area near the intersection of Serpentine Ave and Canongate
You are warmly invited to join Miranda Bellamy, Amanda Fauteux, and Madison Kelly on a plant-focused loop walk. We will walk together as a group for approximately 45 minutes, briefly stopping at plants to kōrero about their lives and their stories.
The loop track is located in the park commonly known as 'Jubilee Park'. A pre-colonial name for the area between Belleknowes and Mornington, which would likely fall over the area of Jubilee Park, is 'Pokohiwi' meaning shoulder and provided in the book Māori Dunedin (1980). This book also offers the surrounding names Te Rara, meaning the rib, covering the hillside of the Southern Cemetery area and Te Au, meaning the mist, applied to the area above Arthur Street School.
This will be an all weather event, so please dress accordingly and wear robust footwear that you don’t mind getting a little muddy. The path we will take is mostly unpaved bush tracks and there will be some slight changes in elevation. Please visit accessibel to view more information about the terrain. Hot soup and a warm drink will be shared at the conclusion of the walk. Please get in touch with Mya if you would like to discuss any access queries or would like help getting to the meeting place.
The artists would like to sincerely thank CNZ for their support in realising radiata and the associated public programming.
Madison Kelly (Kāi Tahu, Pākehā) is an Ōtepoti based artist, and lead guide at Orokonui Ecosanctuary. Grounded in drawing and field recording processes, her practice is concerned with nature-cultures in an unstable era.
Miranda Bellamy and Amanda Fauteux are partners and artistic collaborators who extend the stories of wild plants through site-specific research and experimentation. Working through ideas of reciprocity, animacy, and the personhood of non-humans is central to their practice. By listening to plants and responding through interdisciplinary projects, they queer the contructs that separate human beings from non-human beings and make space for the critical revision of human histories.
Bellamy holds a BFA from the Dunedin School of Art and Fauteux holds an MFA from Concordia University in Montréal. Since their collaborative practice began in 2019 they have attended artist residencies in New York and Vermont, USA, and have exhibited their work and participated in projects in Aotearoa, Canada, and the USA. In June 2020 they were digital artists-in-residence with Artspace Aotearoa. They live in Ōtepoti.