18 Mar 2018

Jeanette Schäring

From Standing Room Only, 12:34 pm on 18 March 2018

A Swedish-Kiwi environmental artist is tapping into one of the big issues facing this country and indeed the planet - water quality.

Jeannette Schäring, who's living in Mt Maunganui, has been busy collecting water samples and stories about how people feel about and use water. In a blend of science and art, Jeanette is also having the water quality analyzed and then displaying the findings in a way that'll give visitors ideas on how to better protect the environment.

She's calling the Tauranga Art Gallery exhibition Whose Water Are You.

Jeanette tells Lynn Freeman it's an idea she's explored in overseas galleries too.