FLY ME UP TO WHERE YOU ARE // 2012-0NGOING
Fly Me Up To Where You Are is hands-on conceptual art project that has taken place over a the last decade. Auckland Arts Festival was the inaugral project that commissioned 5000 flags in an education outreach initiative. Operating as a model based on empowerment and shared voice predominantly focused on decile 1 schools with the highest proportion of students from low socio-economic communities. Since 2013 The project has been realised at the Christchurch Arts Festival, The Wellington Arts Festival with all12,000 flags coming together for the International Arts Festival, Wellington 2016. Throughout this artist lead initiative there has been collaborations with Filmmakers who have documented the social practice aspect of the project.
Faciliated through an education kit which provides an active framework for learning, by sharing and addressing personal responses to global concerns. This process is aimed to ignite enthusiasm and responsibility in our younger generations for the wellbeing of themselves, their communities and world they have the potential to create. Thus far the project model has also been applied to refugee community groups in the Wellington area. The project was awarded by the Human Rights Commission in 2013 and has been applied to two Human Rights Youth Development Workshops.