FLY ME UP TO WHERE YOU ARE // WELLINGTON ARTS FESTIVAL // 2014
The Wellington iteration of the project was realised in Porirua, a city with one of the highest levels of state housing in the Wellington region. The project aimed to help self determine the own economic, cultural and social development for the children. We focused on the social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing of the communities, in the present and for the future and pushed the project to engage a slightly order age group to emphasise the political relevance to Wellington city. The project culminated at Pataka Art and Museum. The artwork occupied the spine of the gallery and linked the education centre, museum courtyard, the Japanese Garden to the Community Meeting Room and the library. The artwork operated as a walkthrough to Council chambers helping to identify a strong political conversation throughout the gallery and local surroundings.
In 2013 the Wellington project Fly Me Up To Where You Are at Pataka Museum 2013 received an award from the Human Rights Commission for bringing together diverse communities and being an inspiring project and discussed as a major inspiration at the the Human Rights Diversity Forum.