‘Night Blooms’ is a collaboration between video artist Raylene Beals, Rangiwahia Environmental Arts Centre(REACT), and the Wellington community. Video projections bring the ‘Urban Garden’ space on Ghuznee Street to life after dark, by digitally painting the large blooms created by REACT, and the garden created by the community during the daytime. Mapping images and colour onto the petals and blooms, splashing dynamic texture across the entire garden patch. ‘Night Blooms’ entertains the idea of the secret life of plants, and enhances the public art created by the community for the ‘Urban Garden’ Space during CubaDupa.
Saturday.12.30pm-4.30pm continuous workshops
Find Capital E in the Urban Garden for facilitated collaborative workshops where children and their families can make futuristic cardboard creations and cardboard creatures/head pieces/masks for the children’s parade!
The Urban Garden Oasis is made for fun.
During the day, a place of creative mayhem for the whole family. Join us in the construction of Carnival Costumes 2pm to 4pm and Junk Instruments 12.30 to 2.30pm also join in the percussion workshop anytime between 1.30pm to 4pm ready for our D-I-Y Parade through the streets at 4.30pm.
By night, an ambient change as the garden is lit with specialty video mapping performance, ‘Blooms’, for a special evening soiree.
‘Celestia Zealantis’ is a street art installation by tape art pioneers, Struan Ashby & Erica Duthie (Tape Art NZ), who will transform a section of Ghuznee St into a playful star chart, throughout the weekend. Armed with drawing tape and a pocketful of stars, the artists will tape together a kiwi-centric night sky where twelve Wellingtonian poets were invited to inspire and name new, antipodean constellations. Festival goers will be invited to walk amidst this original antipodean star-scape and talk to the artists as they draw.