We need your help to bring this exciting and inspiring art project to reality!
DWELLBEINGS will be a forest trail of eight permanent sculptures that invite participants to consider the implications of home and habitat from the perspective of the native animals and plants iconic to Ngā Manu Nature Reserve. They will be created by renowned salvage material artists, Kemi and Niko. The project incorporates a specially designed ‘treasure map’ to help participants find and explore the significance of the artworks and their relevance to the natural world.
Kemi & Niko are a multi-disciplinary artist duo working across art and design in their socially engaged, values-based practice. They have been creating and presenting their unique art around Aotearoa since 2011 and their Urban Hut Club was a popular feature at the New Zealand Festival of the Arts 2020. We have teamed up with Kemi and Niko because they share our passion for conservation and live with a focus on the symbiosis of life, nature and art. Their creations are varied, direct and always embody their values, connecting the public to their environment and each other.
Through the generosity of the Philipp Family Foundation and Tennent Brown Architects we have already been able to engage artists Kemi & Niko to start working on the concepts for DWELLBEINGS.
We invite you to make a donation here: https://boosted.org.nz/projects/dwellbeings
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