Atlas of Nowhere

This exhibition is an archive of a fictional plant - the flowers of Neptune.  These flowers were discovered twice at Mesopotamia Station - once in the 1860’s, and again in 2017. Between these dates the flowers were considered extinct. Their accidental rediscovery coincides with the location of a lost archive from the 1860’s evidencing their existence. Experts believe the growth cycle of this plant follows the seasons on the planet Neptune, which accounts for the 150 year hiatus. These paintings, maps, notes, photographs and sculptures show is what is plausible, and question what is impossible. Ashburton Public Art Gallery, Aotearoa New Zealand, 2019

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