“Get your sunnies out Avondale, there’s a bright new paint job on our main street!”
Sometimes when working in the community arts, your art project does not end up as you planned on paper, and this is one of those. A couple of years ago Whau the People wanted to create an art project that talked about the effects of change in our local area. This began as conversations with local business owners, and more distant property owners, alongside contemplative periods while the ABA slowly saw a change of guard. More recently our collaboration with the newly appointed ABA committee has resulted in us together taking a small step for mankind, but a big step in maintenance of some historic town centre buildings and the hopeful start of some future creative partnerships.
Many thanks to Whau the People, Fred Mailata for the waterblasting; Pete and Jake from ABC Painting Contractors Ltd and Avondale Business Association.