Creativity – Retreat – Restoration


SUNDAY AT EARTHSKIN / 25 March 2018, 2 pm

Work in progress –  A free standing Bas-relief, with Martin Krammer.SundayAtEarthskin18martinK

Martin Krammer will give a short introduction to his work in general, followed by a focus on the serie of the free standing Bas reliefs. This serie, which started at Earthskin 4 years ago, became like a centerpoint in his work.

During this residency Martin also started with a figure like this. The figure shows a women likely from a pacific Island who is turning around to the viewer, but the viewer has also to follow the turn of different angles.

Martin will give an insight in the work in progress and the technique he uses.

It will be held at Earthskin, 171 Motutara Road, Muriwai Beach, on Sunday 25 March 2018, 2 pm. Please walk down to the end of the drive way (exception can be made if required).

You can find out more on Martin Krammer at



SUNDAY AT EARTHSKIN Earthskin Residents will be offering free community talks or workshops on last Sunday of most months. Everyone is welcome to join. 



January: /

February: Walter Osadebe

March: Martin Krammer

April: Martin Krammer

May: Willy Merz

June: Charlotte Crichton & Neil Aldridge

July: Charlotte Crichton & Neil Aldridge & Jonathan Kawchuck

August: Jonathan Kawchuck

September: Katryn van Beek & The Creative Hub

October: Louise Meuwissen & Andy Butler

November: Judy Pilarczyk



It would seem that the urge to write newsletters seems to move with the seasons.

Solstice in  New Zealand draws near, and the Goddess Of Summer Maruaroa o Raumati already draws her cloak of heat around us leaving the land dry, but us great full after a long wet winter.

Before my father died he said “ I charge you with making a difference on this earth “.

That weight hung around my shoulders till I examined the challenge – and came to the realisation that this is a shared call for humanity, we can’t do it alone. But together we can, and Earthskin provides a vehicle of enormous scope and vision of her own.

I just need to make small  magical incisions for a key to open large doors and let restoration of our earth pour through.

In November this year a very special paper came to fruition.

Under the care  and funding from Earthskin and others, a new paper has been published in the journal “Microbiology”  confirming for the first time that the active ingredients of the commonly used herbicides (Roundup, Kamba and 2,4-D, respectively) each alone cause antibibiotic resistance well below label application rates.

Professor Jack Heinemann of The University of Canterbury New Zealand, and his team have demonstrated that they are undermining the use of antibiotics (more…).

We are destroying and polluting our future world with man made substances.

Thanks to these people brave enough to step forward as stewards of our life giving planet.

Nancy King.