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High Street art to swing high through winter

March 26th, 2015
[by David Armstrong]

An initiative by the Motueka Arts Council aims to use the summer hanging baskets hooks to hang community works of art and sculpture along High Street through winter.

At least 50 art works are being sought for display during the winter, created by anyone in the community including children. The art works and sculptures may be made of any sort of material that is double sided and well waterproofed, and can be hung securely and safely without impeding pedestrians.

Examples of materials that could be used include fabrics, wood, painted canvas, steel wires, ceramics, driftwood, papier mache, masks, flax, grasses, other plant material, woven threads, knitted or felted wool, or a combination of materials.

Creators may use solar lights, and the sculpture may have moving parts, but no "sharp bits" that could be dangerous.

Its weight must be between 1kg and 10 kgs, width no more than 500mm and height no more than 600mm, and have a strong attachment from the sculpture to the supporting chain (which will be provided).

The initiative, named "Swinging Art on High", is being led by Cliff Satherley (contact 528 8996 or 027 204 6591), the Community Board representative on Motueka Arts Council.

It's aimed at adding interest and brightening the central High Street strip, and is sponsored by Creative Communities Tasman, Ray White Motueka and Mitre 10 Motueka.

Entry forms are available from Potters Patch or There is no fee to enter.


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