Please join us on Monday 5 August in Auckland's CBD at the historic South British Insurance Company Building for the opening of The Drop Off, a large-scale, site-specific immersive painting by artist Kiran McKinnon.
This eight-metre long painting responds to the site of the building on Shortland Street, the former foreshore of Auckland. Kiran has created this massive work on canvas with paint and 60 liters of seawater from Auckland Harbour in the largest work of her career. It is inspired by "the drop off", the place where shallow water meets deep ocean at the edge of a reef. It is a step into the unknown.
The intention is to create an immersive art experience, to be suspended in time, absolutely present in the infinite now! The work was painted to sounds of Radio New Zealand Concert.
We thank the South British Insurance Company building for their valuable contribution to the vibrancy of the art scene in Auckland. This is the ninth site-specific artwork we have commissioned for this unique space that has become an art destination in the city.
Auckland CBD, Monday 5 August 2019
5.30 – 7pm
All welcome. Includes hospitality and a brief artist's introduction at 6pm.
The Lobby – South British Insurance Company Limited Building
3–13 Shortland St
Cnr Shortland St and High St
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