Fiona Jack and Salome Tanuvasa, March 2013, Rosebank Artwalk, Auckland, curated by Marcus Williams.
This photograph depicts two historic trees in Avondale on the former site of the Connell homestead and market garden – approximately 321 Rosebank Road. These trees and the open fertile land around them are the last remnants of the Rosebank area’s rich market garden history spanning 1870 to 2008. A monumental community effort saved these trees from removal by property developers, however they are soon to be hidden from view by new industrial buildings, and the land at their feet will be blanketed in concrete.
Digital photographic print (edition of 6 – 5 gifted to the community activists who led the effort to save the trees, and one to the Rosebank Peninsula community hall and church for permanent display), continuous spoken word performance over a weekend, ring-binder folder (council materials documenting the protracted proceedings), poems.