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COMING SOON

Over the next few months we are involved in two significant local projects:
– We are supporting Pasifika artists to share their skills with young people, as part of a new arts day programme as part of Hutt’s very successful Polyfest. We will also be doing our own large tape art installation and workshop series that will backbone the programme.
– We will also be lead artists working alongside the very playful Lucid Dream Bikes collective for the Hutt Winter Festival. We will facilitate the making of a three-part community labyrinth that will celebrate local imagery and stories into a permanent re-installable labyrinth. It will remain in the valley for groups to use as part of celebrations and special occasions.

We are excited to start designing new work that will be be sent over to Berlin and installed as part of the second Tape Art Convention this July. We are currently investigating classic stained glass compositions and colour for inspiration.

We are also looking forward to returning to Oamaru as part of their Victorian Féte. Our classic blue improv perfomances will draw passers-by directly into our Victorian themed murals.

We will also be returning to the InterACT Disability Arts festival in Auckland for the 5th year running. We love the challenge of coming up with different projects that can be enjoyed by this very diverse and enthusiastic group.


RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

We created our very first permanent painted mural in Lower Hutt called 'Hold Fast' . We still used improv tape drawing for people and added stencilled details of a myriad of cultural patterns within the flying figurative formation.

We were super excited to install a new work entitled 'Celestia Zealantis' for Cuba Dupa in Wellington late March. This was a large imaginary Star Chart with a whole bunch of constellations relevant to our local skies.

We ran workshops on Esplanade Day in Palmerston North recently : 'Bouquets, Beetles & Bees' let children old & young paint and tape flowers and insects on recycled pvc and added them to the collaborative art piece.

We returned to the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival during a rather wet February, re-installing our 'Carp Diem' project.

We loved joining the fantastic Waitangi Day celebrations in Porirua where we installed a labyrinth enjoyed by huge crowds.

Thousands of folks enjoyed walking around the path that we installed for our 'Turtle Labyrinth' on Lambton Quay on Nov 25+26 for 'A Very Welly Xmas'.

The Disability Pride Week returned to Wellington where we ran tape stencil and paint workshops, which culminated in a series of murals on the Library and Nga Taonga Sound & Vision.

The Hawkes Bay Arts Festival last Sept saw us install a labyrinth in Havelock North, run workshops for local Flaxmere folks to make their own community labyrinth, and drew in central Napier as part of the White Night event.

The Porirua Kite Project came to a lovely conclusion with an installation at Pataka museum. From last November through this year we ran workshops with a wide range of community groups to design and create multi-cultural art kites. These were combined with portraits of locals and installed in various places in Porirua's CBD.

We are very proud to have shared a Community Partnerships Award bestowed by Arts Access Aotearoa recently at Parliament. This was for facilitating a mural created by disabled folks as part of the inaugural Disability Pride Week, along with Rachel Noble from Ennoble and Nga Taonga Sound and Vision.