Jeanette Schäring


March 3


01:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Event Category:

events in te puke


Envirohub Bay of Plenty

Website: Organizer's Website

The Incubator Creative Hub

Historic Village 17th Avenue

Tauranga, New Zealand

Envirohub and the Tauranga Art Gallery present a series of community workshops and events with environmental artist Jeanette Schäring, to be held at The Incubator at the Historic Village!

We are thrilled to announce three events you won’t want to miss!

An environmental transdisciplinary artist blurring the boundaries between art, craft, science and philosophy. Jeanette Schäring utilises natural materials, colours from nature, water and plant communication to highlight social and environmental sensitivities. Collaborating through cultures and professional fields – Art and Science.

Schäring’s thought-provoking project Whose Water Are You investigates the value of water by using science, nature, and community engagement to highlight issues of water quality.

Having exhibited around the world, Schäring explores the role of water in our lives. For Whose Water Are You, Schäring will gather water samples collected by residents of the Bay of Plenty from various sources such as estuaries, streams, puddles or the home.

She will then apply a biochemical process and over time the water will transform, revealing the source and contents in the water, and the influence of the surrounding environment. The collection and recording of participant’s stories about water will also form an insightful part of the project.

Shown in hundreds of suspended glass beakers the water samples will be on display at the Tauranga Art Gallery 14 April – 15 July 2018.

This project is generously support by Creative New Zealand and Bay of Plenty Regional Council.


Community workshop: Rethinking Food, Colour, Water
Saturday 3 March, 1.30 – 3.30pm
The Incubator, The Historic Village, 17th Avenue, Tauranga
Free entry, more details to follow!

Schäring will introduce and explain her exciting upcoming project for Tauranga Art Gallery Whose water Are You. Learn how you and your family can become part of the art project at Tauranga Art Gallery, and share your ideas about the importance of water.

Drawing on Schäring’s experience as a textile artist, participants will create a natural dye artwork from plant sources at her interactive colour table – a performative activity for all ages. All materials and afternoon tea is provided at this event.

Look out for details of more events associated with this project later in the year, including an Artist Talk, Water Ecology Panel Discussion and Natural Dye Workshop.

Then on 22nd March

Join her for a meaningful showing of the moving documentary River Blue and a presentation on the issues associated with the textile industry and related pollution, the truth about dyes, and the alternative options you can chose in your own life.
Historic Village Cinema, 6 pm

Visit her webpage to learn more:


Re Fashion Re Food Article:
Artist and water activist Jeanette Schäring invites us to discover the beauty, mystery and importance of water

Consciousness runs in the family!
Jeanette’s son Elwin Clark Schäring (13 Years old) presents “Madagascar – the Biodiverse Island That Time Forgot”
An exhibition of photography during his travels in Madagascar 2017 – capturing a time capsule of the environment and animals of Madagascar.
The Incubator in the Historic Village, March 10th-31st

Elwin will be there talking about Madagascar Saturday the 10th and the 17th

Don’t miss these amazing and life changing events!

Bookings essential!


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