Wild Animal Glyph project

Margaret Feeney is running a Wild Animal Glyph workshop with Tracey and the artists of Adult Learning to investigate the idea of animal language.


We’ll be at the Waiheke Adult Learning, 2 Korora Rd, Oneroa, Waiheke Island (beside the Waiheke Library).

Friday 24th February, 10am – 3pm

Saturday 25th February, 10am – 3pm

I’ll be in the courtyard installing on Sunday installing the mahi.

The Idea

“Glyphs are elemental units of communication. The workshop looks at the idea that other life forms are complex and communicate with each other, we just can’t hear them. We’ll be thinking about the human shift of mind and environment from culture/nature to culture/culture, as if we are made by culture alone and are not part of nature.

Over two days we’ll make an ephemeral installation of two binary halves to be displayed in the Library courtyard. The first half is 2D and pretends we are not part of nature and will be composed of brightly coloured synthetic materials such as vinyl adhesive, coloured insulation tape and polypropylene. The second half will be a 3D assemblage of subdued palette, composed of natural materials such as airdry clay, sticks, raffia and cotton string. 

The installation will also be interactive. I’ll leave scraps of tape and adhesive for people to contribute to the 2D work with. And sticks, thread and raffia for the 3D assemblage.

The mahi is experimental and inventive! We’ll draw, paint, korero and make. The Glyph project is a hybrid of my Water Systems investigations and my project A Dark Comedy In Pastels.

The core kaupapa is inclusion and invention, love to see you there!”

Any queries please contact Margaret on 0220316760