Dunedin art in unexpected spaces

By RNZ | Posted: Tuesday March 2, 2021

Off The Ground is a new project that's given Dunedin events stymied by the pandemic the funding they need to proceed.

It's supported by the Dunedin Dream Brokerage, which encourages art in unconventional and often abandoned spaces.

Off The Ground has picked four submissions, all very different but all interactive.

In "Caffenol Cafe", visitors to RDC Cafe will have their portraits photographed, with the negatives developed in a secret coffee solution.

"Basking" sees Madison Kelly invite people to paint tiles that will later create a safe space for lizards in their gardens. And "Tūwhana" is a storytelling mural made up of 3D objects, to be crafted by Māori artists on site in Princes Street..

Lynn Freeman speaks with Madison, and with Waiariki Parata-Taiapa who's involved with "Tūwhana". And the Dunedin Dream Brokerage's Charlotte Parallel explains how Off the Ground worked:


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