Reserve gets spruce up
School children are adding a colourful touch to an upgrade of an Auckland park.
Artist Katy Wallace’s design concept was chosen for the upgrade of Sandringham Reserve and playground.
The Gisborne-based artist has been working with a year 6 class from Edendale Primary School to make large concrete mosaic tiles to be placed at the entrance to the reserve.
The mosaic is based on a traditional kolam geometric design which is seen throughout India.
Wallace says the pattern is usually drawn on a doorstep as a symbol of welcome.
‘‘It adds a multicultural flavour into the park,’’ she says.
The reserve will also feature cobblestones designed to look like picnic rugs and tables, with fibreglass table cloths and a wooden fort playground.
As part of this, Spice has been collecting the community’s feedback on the reserve and wider village and will present their findings to Auckland Council at the end of June.
Spice will present the results of the feedback at a public event on May 28 at Edendale Primary School from 2.30pm till 5pm.
Visit spice.org.nz for more information.
Edendale Primary School students Ribhav Sharma, 10, and Beth-Anne Miller with artist Katy Wallace.