Women linked to the ocean
A detail from one of Jolene Douglas's portraits of women who are linked to the ocean.
Housed in a small gallery at Tairawhiti Museum, the exhibition of pastel works is intimate and warm.
Ocean is conceivably personified in the work pictured here of a matriarch whose neck and shoulders are webbed with a coral-like pattern.
The accompanying caption talks about indiscriminate deep-sea trawling, the netting of unsought-for sea life and damage done to the sea bed.