UCOL wall to become art gallery Typographic works to follow We Are All Artists theme for temporary show
A new initiative by Te Manawa’s NOA Open Studio is going to get local artists up on the wall.
The Paste Up! project will collect typographic art with the theme of We Are All Artists and create a temporary display on the bare exterior of UCOL’s Block 9 on Queen St.
Accessibility and inclusion is at the heart of NOA’s philosophy. Its members chose this theme because they believe in the literal truth of the statement “we are all artists”. They have encouraged submissions from people who might baulk at the idea that they could do anything artistic.
Palmerston North artist Keli Jarvis will be reviewing all the submissions, and she couldn’t agree more.
“I work with the understanding that everyone and everything has the ability to flourish, provided they have the right environment,” she says.
Each artwork will revolve around one of the letters in We Are All Artists. Together they will spell out the words of the theme.
“I’m filled with excitement to have the opportunity to work alongside the artists of NOA, and to see their creations come alive and adorn one of our city’s blank canvas walls,” Keli continues.
Copies of the artworks will be pasted up on the Block 9 wall ready for an official opening on August 16.
Copies are used because it’s intended for the display to disintegrate over time. It will last for a month or until the Manawatu¯ weather has its wicked way, whichever comes first.
TAKING a leaf out of nature’s book.