Te Mara o te Wairākau
Angela Kilford aims to raise the awareness of the effects of Myrtle Rust by exploring the dichotomy between beauty and disease. Using the eco-print technique of steaming leaves in bundles of cloth, direct prints of Myrtle leaves have been achieved. During meetings with the Myrtle Rust community Kilford learned of a particular Fungus Gnat that was laying its eggs on infected plants. Through participatory workshops held in the Wellington area participants will be invited to embroider larvae and rust onto the eco-prints to encourage dialogue of both the disease and its wider ecosystem. The embroidered prints will later be exhibited as part of a group exhibition.