The Pt Chevalier Community Art Project 2011 was, well, not exactly unveiled today, but it was certainly celebrated at the local community centre on a gorgeous September morning today. This replaced the old mural, featured in an earlier post.
The work achieved by artist Zoë Nash was, quoting the first interpretive panel: "a series of digitally-made panels reminiscent of the shape of sails. These 'sails' sit upon a painted backdrop of seascape and Pohutukawa trees. The intention of the project was to have as much community participation and involvement as possible."
Am I chuffed that my name is now up on a wall (see above), along with that of the Pt Chevalier Historical Society, in Pt Chevalier? Short answer: yes. I'm actually quite deeply honoured.
Albert-Eden Local Board member Helga Arlington emceed and kicked off the proceedings this morning.
Zoë Nash described the project and read out the long list of names contributing to it.
The manager of the Pt Chevalier Community Centre, Theresa MacDonald (right) said a few words, including a potted history of the community centre.
Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse rounded up the formal part of the proceedings.