Artist Sarah Smuts-Kennedy is the vision holder and instigator of For the Love of Bees - a City Bee Collaboration. Her art practice includes both a studio based practice and a social sculptural practice.
Her works are held in numerous Private and Public Collections both in New Zealand and Australia. She recently completed the McCahon House Residency in 2016. She will have solo exhibitions both at Artspace Auckland at Te Uru in Titirangi in 2017. She is a passionate advocate for human beings capacities to relearn how to work with nature to restore our degraded environments.
She has spent the last 7 years developing a bio-dynamic permaculture teaching garden at Maunga Kereru ( her home) 45 minutes north of Auckland where she grows 90 percent of the vegetables and 70 percent of the fruit she eats. She is a regular contributor to Harvest magazine, New Zealand’s bio-dynamic magazine.
Sarah is a novice bee keeper and a parent of 3 year old cows Petal and Daisy. Her role in for the love of bees is to support individuals and communities to find ways they can join in and contribute to our city learning and transformation. If you have an idea you want to brain storm she is the person to contact.