60. RESURRECTION

FLEUR STEWART

Moa were once the dominant land vertebrate in New Zealand, living throughout the islands in all vegetated habitats. Nelson artist Fleur Stewart brings this now extinct bird back to life with her project, Resurrection.

Stewart has used recycled milk bottles collected for over half a year from Red Gallery Cafe to create thousands of feathers cloaking three large Moa. Those milk bottles come from a dairy in Wangapeka, an area close to where New Zealand's largest collection of moa bones has been found. These three South Island giant moa illuminate the magnificence of this bird, and return them to their ancestral home.

Created with help from Susan Johnson, Annie Leather, Caroline Marshall, Tiaki Sharp, Amelie McClintock, Lee Woodman, Jason McCormick, Rosa Cachemaille, Millie Kearney and Carys Gwynne