Artist – Tape Art NZ
Winter Lights Sculpture is a new travelling art beacon for the Festival in the form of a beautiful light sculpture lantern, that will glow with the brilliant colours of re-purposed plastic like stained glass. Created with a novel mix of building materials and up-cycled plastics, you’ll be able to see this beacon as you enter the Events Centre on Saturday 17 August. You may also see it around the Hutt in the weeks before!
Tape Art Live Action Mural
After getting inspired by the Winter Lights Sculpture, come along to the Final Fantastic Festivities and see artists Erica and Struan live in action, creating magic on the glass wall in the event centre. Using an innovative mix of recycled lighting gels and plastic folders, cellophane and tape, these artists will create a scene with live portraits and stainedglass-esque lanterns. Fancy being drawn into the scene? Be sure to check it out!
Sat 17 Aug, Lower Hutt Events Centre, 2-6pm
Paper Lantern Workshops
The artists are inviting you to join them in creating a series of six paper sculpture lanterns, with colourful cellophane-stained glass inserts created in these free warm up workshops at various hubs around the city. The lanterns will be large scaled and finely detailed, and will be installed into the Lower Hutt Events Centre on Saturday 17 August at the Final Fantastic Festivities where you will get the opportunity to see these beautiful community lanterns in all their glowing glory.
Suitable for ages 12+. Limited availability, please reserve your place via Eventfinda by clicking on the links below.
About the Artists:
Struan Ashby and Erica Duthie (Tape Art NZ) are a Hutt based international public art team, who specialise in developing ephemeral art as part of festivals and exhibitions and public events. They have a flair for envisaging ‘what could be’ in the rich canvas of surfaces that a city provides to the imaginative, and a wealth of experience making and facilitating art from years of experience. Tape Art projects are characteristically novel and quirky in concept and the use and re-use of unexpected materials. The richness of Tape Art’s process is very much in the way they have been able to make art accessible, personal and memorable as they infuse others with their brand of intelligently made but non-elitist ephemera.