Before I Die - Public Art Project
Hāwera Town Square
Corner Union & High Streets, Hāwera
27 October - 4 November 2018
Before I Die is a global art project that invites people to contemplate mortality and share their personal aspirations in public. Hāwera Bizlink presents this installation in the Hāwera Town Square for the duration of Arts Fest. Over 2000 Before I Die walls have been created in over 70 countries, including Iraq, China, Brazil, Kazakhstan, and South Africa. Revealing the community’s longings, anxieties, joys, and struggles, the project explores how public space can cultivate self-examination and empathy among neighbors and compassionately prepare us for death and grief. It has also inspired dozens of remixes that offer new ways to engage with the people around us.
The Great Opunake Yarn Bomb
Main Road, Opunake
26 October - 11 November 2018
The Opunake community are going wild with wool! Everything from fences, trees, street poles, seats and statues are getting 'bombed' with knitting, crochet, pompoms and everything in between! Enjoy the vibrant and colourful installations throughout this creative coastal town for the duration of Arts Fest South Taranaki.