Rakiura River Foam by Shelley Simpson (A2) - The Bigger Picture

Rakiura River Foam by Shelley Simpson (A2) - The Bigger Picture

Regular price $99.00 Sale

Rakiura River Foam – Shelley Simpson

Orders made 24 February 2024 onwards will not be fulfilled until the end of April 2024.

About the artwork: LIMITED EDITION

This cyanotype (sunprint) was created on location on the banks of a beautiful forest stream at Rakiura Stewart Island. 

Cyanotype is a very early form of lens-less photography and was often used to make impressions of plants. In 1843 Anna Atkins made a collection of algae cyanotypes, which is considered the first known photographic book.

About the artist:

Shelley Simpson is a visual artist (b. Ōtautahi, Aotearoa NZ) living and working in Tāmaki Makaurau). She has a MFA from Elam and is currently a PhD candidate at AUT. Her art practice is an inquiry into the way in which matter – the material and non-material that make up the world – is densely storied. Through listening to, and participating in such stories of earthly matter, she works to deepen the way in which we, as humans, can become aware of how embedded and embodied we are in the complex more-than-human world.


Posters will be shipped separately to anything else purchased on our online shop. They will be delivered in a cardboard flat-pack to ensure they arrive in perfect condition. Poster shipping is free.

Poster details: A2 (594mm x 420mm), 300gsm paper. Available in either Satin or Matte finish. Matte is recommended if you plan on framing the artwork (although satin looks great framed too - so choose satin if you aren't sure).

Note: Printed poster art does not include watermark.

This digital print is a part of the Bigger Picture campaign - selling reproductions by artists across Aotearoa to help us raise funds for our 2023 general election campaign. Please click here to find out more about this initiative.