The End of Wordsworth Street

The End of Wordsworth Street

Conor Clarke

The Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui

38 Taupo Quay, Whanganui

8 December 2018 – 17 March 2019

Conor Clarke  Waterfall on the grid (Māngere)  2017 

Conor Clarke Waterfall on the grid (Māngere) 2017 

Photographer Conor Clarke was the Sarjeant Gallery’s artist-in-residence at Tylee Cottage from September 2017—January 2018. Her project began as a response to urban living in her hometown of Auckland and later Berlin, where the artist has been based since 2009. During her time in Whanganui, often referred to as the River City, Clarke explored the waters that flow throughout daily life as a means to examine the outdated Romantic model that considers nature as something that exists outside of us, an antidote to the pressures of city life that we can choose to engage with at will. This perspective is at the heart of Clarke’s post-residency exhibition The End of Wordsworth Street—both a physical location in Whanganui and a poignant critique of a historically ingrained view of nature.

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