Off Huia Road at Pt Chevalier is a wall, between the supermarket carpark and the local community centre. While yes, I do photograph murals, fading and otherwise, and hope they don't vanish, truly -- this one has seen much better days.
So, the good news is that a special arts project is underway, with artist Zoë Nash seeking local community input as to what makes up Pt Chevalier, and how to express the essence of "Point"; not in traditional muiral form, but with images as art, fixed to the wall, like tiles of metal sheets. The final details as to how the work will be achieved are still to be worked out. From her email to me:
Creative Project in Pt Chevalier Needs Your Help
In conjunction with Creative Communities NZ and the Auckland Council, the Pt Chevalier Community Centre is creating a brand new, permanent public artwork to run along the wall between the centre and Countdown supermarket. Facilitated by local artist, Zoë Nash, this six-month project involves lots of community input and participation, and will culminate in an exciting collaboration with a public celebration towards the middle of June. The work will commemorate the Pt Chevalier area and explore its history, landscape, architecture, culture and heritage. Any local residents who wish to participate in the creation of the work are very welcome. No artistic experience is necessary. There will be a series of open, public meetings held at the community centre to provide overview about the project and explain how you can become involved. There is also a public questionnaire which will be available from both the community centre and the library that you are encouraged to fill in. Zoë is keen to hear from anyone who would like to take part or who has interesting photographs, stories and memorabilia about Pt Chev.
For more information please contact the Pt Chevalier Community Centre on 846-1094 or contact Zoë on 021 175 3713.
Readers -- please feel free to pass the questionnaire link, and anything else in the post, to your networks.