Saturday, August 15, 2009

Hearts on Vivian

Finally I have photos! The complete set are here and below are a few of my favourites.


I can't even begin to tell you how awesome it was to have everyone down there doing their fence weaving thing. Each listening to my burbled instructions and words of warning about dropping the little yarn spool on the other side of the fence... and then completely disregarding anything I said and coming up with their own ways of doing things with FABULOUS results! haha

Thank you to my Chief Recruiter, Edmund... to the kidlet for behaving herself the whole day and retrieving our yarn when we did drop it... to the boy for taking the photos... to Pia for talking some guys off the street into sticking around and contributing to the project... to my Dad for his advice about efficiency... to all my freaking awesome contributors for showing up on the day... and to all the people who stopped while we were doing it to ask about the project and to say how cool they thought it looked. (And it totally did/does!)

Stop by and check it out if you are in the area. The fence is on Vivian Street... just before the intersection with Cuba, in Wellington City, NZ.

And finally, Wellington City Council - do something with this land! Extend Glover Park... open it up for art work... community gardens anyone? So much potential for so much community minded stuff now that you've gone and cut right through it with the bypass.

Edited: Thanks Sonja letting me know that my gripe should actually be with Transit NZ, not Wellington City Council. I maintain that they are both a bit crap. haha Surely Kerri could put a bit of pressure on? I'll have words.

16 comments:

Relfy said...

Can't wait to check this out when I come back at Christmas x

Sonja said...

Nick reckons it's not the Council - its Transit - its planned for road improvement. (takes an engineer to know this stuff)Photos look great - wasn't able to drive past during the week despite promises to Tash

Eglentyne said...

Absolutely beautiful. :)

Lindsay said...

What an awesome random art project. The other day I passed under a bridge walkway where someone had used yarn to weave out "LOVE" in the fence.

becka said...

This is amazing! I absolutely love it! I would love to try something like this here in Vancouver, so beautiful.

grrl + dog said...

loving this.. you must have read my mind..I was thinking of doing this with small knitted strips..

Alison Cross said...

What a fab idea! To transform something as boring as a wire fence into art....fantastic!

AX

samsstuff said...

A great example of street art & it shows that you really care about your community. Well done!

Trish Anderson said...

I would like to do this on our chain link fence at my children's art school! Is there any special instructions? Can you e-mail me if so! bellagrano@gmail.com

Thanks so much in advance!
Trish

davey gravy said...

Love it!!!
Can't wait to see it this weekend.
Go Nikki et al :)

Zested said...

Beautiful idea! Thank you for sharing. There are many developer-abandoned sites in my city and I would love to try something like this pretty project.

Allan said...

I love that you guys are / have been doing this. It's really noticeable and looks amazing.

cheers!

Annabel said...

Hi! Good magazine is doing a story on 'urban embellishment' and related stuff, and I'd really love to speak to you about your lovely fence. Also it would be brilliant if we could use a couple of your photos! Please email me at annabel@good.net.nz, thank you :-)

loretta said...

This is completely awesome and amazing! Great work and awesome project idea for a community project.

Lady P said...

this is just an amazing art effort - and involving the whole community - i am in awe
and in love with woven fence hearts

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

thsi si just so good. I just found your blog and i am doing this on my chook shed this weekend for sure!!!