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WILD ARRIVALS

14-23_JULY

 

WILD ARRIVALS

 

14-23_JULY

 

LOCATION_  VARIOUS LOCATIONS AROUND LOWER HUTT

 

PRICE_ FREE ENTRY

 

EVENT TYPE_ SCULPTURE AND PERFORMANCE

 

 

A very special series of events commissioned by the Hutt Winter Festival to enliven all corners of Lower Hutt.

 

There is a Maori proverb for the white heron: He kotuku rerenga tahi - a white heron flight is seen but once. In 2011, local residents witnessed the wild arrival of a kotuku in the Waiwhetu stream – after 20 years of absence and significant community effort to clean up the stream.

 

 This was the inspiration for Wild Arrivals. A series of wonderful hand-crafted creatures will appear in different neighbourhoods during the Hutt Winter Festival and gather for a parade at the Big Winter Blast.

 

Artists Christine Fagan, Linda Lee, Anna Bailey and Rebecca Bond are collaborating with community groups, schools and local organisations to bring these creatures to life.  Keep an eye on our Facebook page for hints and rumours about where the creatures will be arriving next, and you'll be lucky enough to catch a glimpse!

 

Groups involved:  Waiwhetu Marae, Wainuiomata Intermediate, Wainuiomata Brownies and more...

 

This project is supported by funding from Hutt City Council’s Creative Communities Scheme

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