When our doors open on Monday 15 November we're excited to also open a new international photography display, SHELF-LIFE, that shines a light on the impact of plastic pollution.
Date: 15 November 2021 - 20 February 2022
Te Whei Ao Grand Foyer, Auckland War Memorial Museum
FREE with Museum entry
SHELF-LIFE is part of the Auckland Climate Festival
International award-winning British photographer Mandy Barker will bring her exhibition SHELF-LIFE to Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum from November 2021 to February 2022 at the museum’s Te Whei Ao Grand Foyer in partnership with the British Council Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific and the British High Commission.
SHELF-LIFE illustrates the array of plastic that has washed up on the remote, uninhabited Henderson Island, part of the Pitcairn Islands in the South Pacific – which is one of the largest Marine Protected Areas in the world.
As the United Kingdom prepares to host the major climate change conference, COP26, in Glasgow in November, Mandy Barker’s powerful images shine a light on the rising tide of plastic pollution – which not only pollutes the environment and harms marine life, but also contributes to global greenhouse gas emissions and exacerbates climate change.