Offering the garden as a site of stillness and creative conversation with the land
During short private visits, artists, poets, students and scientists of all ages and backgrounds have been working among the palms in W.S. Merwin’s lush palm garden.
Mālama Wao Akua 2022
Native Species Art Exhibition Hosted by East Maui Watershed Partnership
Each year, the Merwin Conservancy hosts “Adventures for Artists” in the Merwin Garden in support of the East Maui Watershed Partnership’s annual Mālama Wao Akua juried art exhibition at Hui Noʻeau Visual Arts Center on Maui. For more information about the process, please see the exhibition’s prospectus.
Our Director of Programs & Communications Sara Tekula will be leading two guided hikes at the Conservancy to study the native loulu palm. Artists who are creating art for this exhibition are invited to sign up. Only 5 spaces available per visit.
- Tuesday, June 21st, 9:00am – 12:00pm. Register here.
- Tuesday, July 26th, 9:00am – 12:00pm. Full. Join the waiting list here.
To view the works of artists who have visited the garden in the past, please see a sampling below:
Gwen Arkin, Photo Artist
Dr. Gary Greenberg, Microscopic Photography
Morgan Jones, Photographer
Sayler/Morris, Video Installation
Hallie Hunt, Adaptations Dance Theater
“to plant a tree” is an original work created and performed by ADT Artistic Director Hallie Hunt, and inspired by the work of W.S. Merwin. Workshopped and filmed on location at The Merwin Conservancy. Music by Michael Wall, Sound For Movement.
Please reach out to Sara Tekula, Director of Programs with inquiries related to making art in the garden.