Sudden vapour

Unexpected air

Pal Tiya, polymer paint, polypropylene rope, nylon, wire, ink, glitter, plastic lifesaver, breath


This installation comprises of a wreath for each person in Hawke's Bay who

has died by suicide.

The coroner announced a Hawke's

Bay record of 29 suicides from July 2014 to June 2015.


This work is inspired by 17 year old Helena Bentley-Bradshaw who is disturbed that her peers are dying.  She initiated a Hawke's Bay youth organisation to teach youth tools to survive and thrive.  Helena believes love is the solution


Gabbie Milne-Rodrigues
Visual Arts and Design