The residency offered the artists a chance to explore the historical, commercial and natural locations that are so emblematic of the island’s isolation and rugged natural beauty. They were also able to experience its complex and dynamic environment, with excursions hosted by local guides, whose knowledge of and enthusiasm for the science and local mythologies of the area plays such a large role in supporting the island’s exceptional culture.

47° South explores the potential for arts to engage with and build on the unique heritage that is Stewart Island/Rakiura and its people. The warmth with which the locals embraced the five visitors and their project left lasting impressions on the artists and has helped forge strong partnerships between both communities, adding to the success of the whole project.

The works that resulted from the residency was exhibited at Oban, Stewart Island/Rakiura in mid 2016. Following this exhibition, a ‘Solander box’, comprising a full set of original prints from the exhibition, was gifted back to the island community. The 47° South exhibition will then continue with a tour of regional galleries and museums throughout mainland New Zealand from 2016 to 2017.

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(Prices listed are for unframed works.)

Jacqueline Aust, 'Above and Below', photoploymer etching, 500 x 350mm, ed.15, 2016, $550  Jacqueline Aust, 'Flight Simulation', photoploymer etching, 500 x 350mm, ed.15, 2016, $550  Jacqueline Aust, 'Beneath on a dark day', monotype, 570 x 350mm, 2016, POA  Jacqueline Aust, 'Rakiura II', photoploymer & monotype, 350 x 500mm, ed. 5, 2016, $750Jenna Packer, 'Embrace', etching, 350 x 500mm, ed. 15, 2016, $550 Jenna Packer, 'Te Ponga O Ngakau', etching, 500 x 350mm, ed.15, 2016, $550Jenna Packer, 'Confluence: Rakiura Screen', 3 panel acrylic on canvas, 1515 x 1500, 2016, SOLD        Jenna Packer, 'British Sovereignty procliamed 1840', acrylic on canvas, 150 x 305mm, 2016, SOLD

 Inge Doesburg, 'Soliloquy I', photopolymer etching, 500 x 350m, ed.1,5 2016, $550 Inge Doesburg, 'Soliloquium', etching, 50 x 500mm, ed.15, 2016, $550  Inge Doesburg, 'Soliloquium VII', digital print, 270 x 360, ed.10 2016 $550 Inge Doesburg, 'Soliloquium VI', digital print, 270 x 350mm, ed.10, 2016, $550

Jacqui Colley, 'Blush 1', oil on canvas, 610 x 505mm, 2016, POA Jacqui Colley, 'Blush Small World 1', drypoint engraving, 500 x 350mm, ed.15, 2016, $550  Jacqui Colley, 'Blush Small World 2', drypoint engraving, 500 x 350mm ed.15, 2016, $550  Jacqui Colley, 'Blush 3', oil on canvas, 800 x 800mm, 2016, $4600

Jacqui Colley, 'Blush 4', oil on linen, 810 x 810mm, 2016, $4600     John Pusateri, 'Ruru Whero', lithograph, 350 x 500mm, ed.15, 2016, $550   John Pusateri, 'Storm', lithograph, 500 x 350mm, ed.15 2016, $550 John Pusateri, 'Negative Gull 2', pencil, gouche & watercolour, 2016, POA