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Community paints stones for new public artwork

Tuesday 6 April 2004

Community paints stones for new public artwork

Young people in Hornby will be putting their artistic talents to good use this month as they paint stones for a new public artwork in Denton Park..

The sculpture Pathways Home by artist Judith Streat will include 450 hand-painted stones in a design that “reflects the spirit of the Hornby community and the geographical nature of the area”.

Young people aged between 13 and 18 years that are unable to paint their stones at school will be able to put their creativity to work at the Hornby Mall Food Court on 13,15 and 17 April between 10am and 2pm.

Pathways Home, which will be installed during the next two months and officially unveiled in late May, has been funded by the Riccarton Wigram Community Board with sponsorship from Winstone Aggregates, Firth Industries, Steel and Tube, Resene Paints and Hornby Mall.

Christchurch City Council arts advisor, Marlene Le Cren said, the Council advisory group that selected Judith Streat’s design was looking for an artwork that would tell some of the history of the Hornby area, while still being relevant to existing residents. “We wanted the sculpture to celebrate the community and what makes Hornby a unique place to live,” she said.

Judith Streat has completed a number of other Christchurch public art projects including ‘Poppies over Gallipoli’ and ‘Addington Worker in Tune’.

Members of the Project Advisory Group/selection panel for the Denton Park sculpture included : Deputy Mayor Lesley Keast; Riccarton/Wigram Community Board member, Peter Laloli; City Council arts advisor, Marlene Le Cren; Te Taumutu Runanga representative, Liz Brown; Julie King from Canterbury University; Henry Sunderland from CPIT; and Community Recreation Advisor, Jacqui Leask.

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