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Published on Dec 14, 2011
http://www.greenpeace.org.nz/oiloncan... 'Like a countless assembly of small ghostly shadows urging us to do better' - The oil prints featured in this exhibition were made with imprints of the body of a little blue penguin dipped in the oil that killed it spilled by the Rena oil spill in the bay of Plenty. It and the other bird featured in the Oil on Canvas' exhibition are just two of an estimated 20,000 birds killed after the shipwrecked Rena spilled 350 tonnes of oil into the Bay of Plenty. It is hoped that the work can serve as a memorial to the creatures that lost their lives and as a stark warning against the far greater risk posed by deep sea oil drilling in NZ waters.