Join us for the special celebration of the launch of the Tohorā Art Project exhibition, which commemorates the 30 year anniversary of Kapiti Marine Reserve. Made entirely from donated and recycled waste materials diverted from landfill, as well as waste washed up on Kapiti Island and along our coastline, this project marries science, art and community together.
Beginning in November 2021, and riding the Covid wave of restrictions and level changes, Creative director Hamish Macaulay has facilitated 10 community workshops in partnership with Parparaparaumu School, Kapiti Art Studio, Waste Free Kapiti, Whale Song the Guardians of Kapiti Marine Reserve and wider community. The result is a large art installation featuring three tohorā (southern right whale) making their journey along the coast and various sea creatures.
Phase 1 and 2 of this project were made possible thanks to a wide range of project partners and funding from the Sculpture Symposium Trust, Paraparaumu Raumati Community Board, and Kapiti Creative Communities.
This exhibition is being held in the Creative Manaaki Gallery at Kiwibank Paraparaumu and is one of seven exhibitions in the Creative Manaaki Art for Everyone programme, as part of Design & Arts 22. The exhibition closes Friday 4 November and usual opening hours are Monday – Friday 10am – 2pm.