Neat as a pin
After becoming intrigued with the map pin, Gisborne-based artist Joanne Mott turned that interest into her latest exhibition Re-Mapped.
Mott uses the map pin to shine a spotlight on the significant social and environmental impacts of globalisation.
Even though they have been traditionally used to record territories and borders, Mott uses the map pin to reconstruct and distort the world globe.
"I became really intrigued with the map pin and what an interestuing kind of object it is and how we used it to plunge into a map to delinate intention and power," Mott said.
"I have made a number of works using the map pin, which I handpainted, and then used to create images of countries, globes and territories."
One of the bigger works by Mott is Succession. It details every country on the globe and wraps around the back of gallery and took more than 40 hours to install with more than 16,000 map pins.
"Succession represents every country in the world from A to Z connected," Mott said.
"The outline of the countries is made up of coloured map pins - they are a colourful array like hundreds and thousands.
"This work is about our interconnectness and that we are actually all one."
There will also be a schools workshop called Spot the Path Mapping Project. The workshop will engage participants with their locality through art-based explorations of their region using mapping as a visual device.
It will be held on Wednesday, August 22 with a cost of $8 per child.
Re-Mapped opens on Friday, July 27 and will run until Saturday, September 1.