5. Elizabeth Thomson, Lateral Series, The Central Art Gallery. The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, 28 Worcester Blvd:
Sculptor and installation artist Elizabeth Thomson has consistently reflected upon the small detail and big picture of life, the subjects of her arts practice, both tangible and mysterious and on both counts compelling. Writer, artist and curator Gregory O’Brien describes her exhibition of new work, Lateral Series, as asking that fundamental question: “How does humanity fit within the broader realm of nature?” Feb 17-March 31.