Artists asked to submit designs for Addington reserve
Wednesday 24 December 2003
Three artists have been selected to develop design concepts for
a sculpture to be positioned in the reserve at the corner of Lyttelton
St and Lincoln Rd.
The Christchurch City Council’s Project Selection Team has invited
them to submit their designs by 21 January.
A decision on which sculpture will be created for the Addington Reserve
will be made by 28 January.
Local artists were invited to register their interest in designing the
sculpture in October, this year.
As yet un-named, the reserve is historically significant for a number of
reasons including the fact that it is important to Maori as a former mahinga
kai area (place to gather food) and is well known for its mokihi, a special
raupo canoe that was used in a former nearby stream.
It was also once part of the Waimakariri River, home to Nairns Nursery
and is in the same vicinity as Addington Raceway and the Showgrounds.
The Project Selection Team includes the Council’s Maori arts advisor
Paula Rigby, Christchurch City Councillor Carole Anderton, the Council’s
Beckenham community advocate Barbara Ford and representatives from local
Runanga, residents groups, businesses, interested organisations, local artists
and art advisors.
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