Our Stories Makes Us
Re:ACTIVATE Aspiring Artist Senior
By Ollie Moginie for SCAPE Public Art Season 2018
The local environment, particularly our braided rivers, are very important to this artist who created this work to represent its fragility and unique state of balance. Each stick represents an individual part of our environment, and together they form one beautiful sculpture representing New Zealand. The sculpture is held together by each stick and if we let one of them go, for example letting our rivers become polluted, then the whole sculpture will fall apart, and it will just be a flat pile of sticks.
Ollie was selected from the Re:ACTIVATE Junior and Senior Aspiring Artists competition in June 2018 – an open call for young artists to submit ideas. The three winners' projects (Junior and Senior) have been built and displayed in Hagley Park as part of the SCAPE Season 2018.