Magnificent Intercultural Public Art Piece

  • 31-Aug-20
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‘A rewarding project which delivered beyond our expectations’ Rebekah de Jong

Otago Community Trust was pleased to be one of the many funders to support the Central Otago District Arts Trust, alongside the Teviot Valley Community Development Group to complete the magnificent intercultural public art piece in Roxburgh last year - which speaks of the Valley’s heritage and values.

Otago Community Trust contributed a $9,000 grant towards this project which features in our 2020 Annual Report.

Over three days, Flox ran four free stencil workshops for the community across the Teviot Valley, including on the main street of Roxburgh, and at the annual Cherry Chaos festival, where the community was invited to give input into what they love about the Valley, and what they love about the country they come from. There was an amazing representation of locals from the Teviot Valley at these workshops, with some people attending all four. Even more exciting, people came from all across Central Otago, with some even coming from further afar places such as Invercargill, Queenstown and Christchurch.

The mural beautifully depicts many of the cultures of the Valley, and can be viewed at 96 Scotland St, Roxburgh. An interpretation piece on the main window provides the artists’ interpretation of each component of the mural.

This project was made possible by funding and grants from the Teviot Valley Community Development Scheme, Central Lakes Trust, Otago Community Trust, Trust Power Lend a Hand, Creative Communities NZ, and substantial support from Central Otago District Arts Trust and Central Otago District Council.

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