Last year, artist Bronwyn Holloway-Smith delivered a fascinating talk at NetHui about her Doctoral research into the landing sites of the Southern Cross Cable.
Her early investigations led her to discover a forgotten historic mural, “Te Ika-a-Maui,” made by the Wellington artist E. Mervyn Taylor in 1962 to celebrate the establishment of the COMPAC cable. This contrasts with the present day where efforts are made to keep Internet infrastructure invisible.
Her research has resulted in a set of artworks, “The Southern Cross Cable: A Tour” that respond to moments where New Zealand’s Internet rubs up against ideas of its national identity, and includes the fully restored historic mural.
Originally included as part of the exhibition "This Is New Zealand" at City Gallery Wellington (which closed on 15 July), the dates for this installation have been extended and will be on display until 29 July 2018 — only two weeks to go, catch them while you can!
The Southern Cross Cable: A Tour
City Gallery Wellington, Civic Square
Until 29 July 2018
Tour guides will remain available at: