Shared Lines: Kaikōura exhibiting artist
Madras St at home red zoned home River Road 2011, Jane Zusters
"For beauty to work, there must be a surface capable of receiving the wound.”
Jane Zusters is a New Zealand born artist based in Christchurch who has had a chequered art career for over 40 years. These days she makes site-specific work responding to contemporary events juxtaposing the human with the natural world creating environmental discourses exploring that uneasy edge where humans co-opt or entangle with eco -systems. She has a MFA in photography from Whitecliffe College of Art and Design as well as a BA in English From Canterbury University. She lost her downtown painting studio in the February 2011 earthquake and morphed into a digital montage artist exploring the effects of the Christchurch earthquakes. She self-published; Where the home is: the Christchurch earthquakes 2010-2012, where she juxtaposed earthquake photographs into the living rooms of her friends and family.