Community arts project in progress

 
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The Jungle Within

The Jungle Within is a community arts project supported by Creative New Zealand, Waipā District Council and Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari. In this project, we will create a paper jungle that will be part of an art installation that we will set up inside the Sanctaury Mountain Maungatautari Visitor Centre.

What is The Jungle Within about?

The concept behind The Jungle Within focuses on the things we would like to see growing within ourselves and within our community. Is about getting together and sharing our stories, stories about who we are and how we fit in the Waipā District community. It’s also about talking about the things we would like to see more of in our community.

How does it work?

We will organise several paper-jungle-making workshops lead by professional artist Claudia Latisnere a.k.a. They Call Me Ninu. During the workshops we will be helping to cut the paper leaves that will be part of our paper jungle. The patterns and the materials will be provided and the workshops will have no cost. We will just ask for a totally voluntary koha to help us pay for the materials that were not covered by the CCS funding. All the dates and the venues for the workshops as well as general updates will be posted on the Facebook group The Jungle Within. Everyone is welcome to join us and the more the merrier!

How can anyone get involved?

There are several ways to get involved but all of them include joining our Facebook group The Jungle Within. The easiest way to get involved is by joining our Facebook group, following our adventure and hearing our stories, that’s it. The most helpful way of getting involved is by joining the workshops and helping us cut the paper leaves for our jungle. And the third and most exciting way to get involved is by helping us putting the jungle together at the Sanctaury Mountain Maungatautari Visitor Centre.

Links

The Jungle Within Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/thejunglewithin/