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Pah Homestead
72 Hillsborough Road, Auckland

23 June — 7 August 2022, Boardroom

In this tableau, Warkworth based social practice artist and inclusion advocate, Ursula Christel explores a number of astronomical connections. The artist’s first name is often associated with the Northern Hemisphere constellation Ursus Major or the great mother bear, who in European myth, keeps vigilant watch over her vulnerable cub Ursus Minor, the baby bear.  


In the exhibition Right Ascension, Ursula references the essential "α" (lowercase α for Alpha) or primary coordinate required to set a telescope accurately and view objects in the night sky. She also proposes the possibility of a new, more equitable 'space' – a realm where those with disabilities are elevated, respected and valued as stars in their own right.


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