Flags will line Durham Street and an interactive digital experience will combine contemporary selfies with thousands of local images from the past.
‘Brave New World’ by Nicol Sanders O’Shea / Durham St flagpoles 18 Oct – 12 Nov
A worldwide pandemic means we approach every day with caution. Flying high along Durham Street, Tauranga-based artist Nicol Sanders-O’Shea’s bright flags will signal a ‘Brave New World’ where washing hands is mandatory and coming home is tricky. Battles have a start but no finish, daily experiences are data driven, and coughing is the new smoking.
‘Echoes: Tauranga Moana’ by Storybox and Puck Murphy / 91 Willow Street, 22 Oct – 12 Nov
Hundreds of historical photographs from Tauranga Moana will swirl, shift and bloom as part of an interactive digital artwork. Handpicked from the archives of Tauranga Library’s Pae Korokī, Tauranga Heritage Collection and The Elms Foundation, ‘Echoes: Tauranga Moana’ will showcase highlights from these rich local collections; from taonga of national significance, to Te Puke A&P shows, to beach culture from the 60s.
‘Echoes: Tauranga Moana’ is created by Wellington production studio Storybox and artist Puck Murphy Featuring an interactive digital sensor, silhouettes of audience members will be cast onto a mosaic of photographs, and selfies can be uploaded, creating an experience where the echoes of yesterday join our community of today. #echoestgamoana
A giant golden fountain at Tauranga Art Gallery by Darcell Apelu; and a light work for Willow Street by Sara Hughes – will open over the coming months.
With thanks to partners: Tauranga Arts Festival, Creative New Zealand, Tauranga City Council, Cooney Lees Morgan Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga Libraries, Tauranga Heritage Collection and The Elms Foundation.
[Image: Echoes, 2016, courtesy Storybox]