We've Got A Secret......

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As part of the Art in the Dark and Sustainable Coastlines collaborative New Light project, students from local schools are being challenged to put their artistic touches on a three-dimensional blank template that will become part of an epic installation at Art in the Dark this November.

The jigsaw-like installation will take on the form of a mystery creature whose secret identity won’t be revealed until the first night of Art in the Dark in November.

Each school involved in the New Light project will be participating in a beach clean up on Rangitoto Island and the plastic debris they collect will be used to decorate a piece of this mysterious creature.

The final look of this installation will be kept top-secret until it is unveiled for all to see in Western Park. There will also be prizes awarded to the schools that have created the most impressive pieces.

Alex Bartleet, the creative mastermind behind this installation, will soon be starting construction of the creature’s parts for the school’s to decorate. These blank templates are being built out of used corflute signs kindly donated by Elton from Sansom Ltd.

Corflute is a type of corrugated plastic that is used to make temporary signs for real estate, events and advertising. Once used, these signs end up in landfill or sometimes they are recycled for use in construction.

By re-using this corflute to create some amazing works of art, we are not only upcycling waste, but also doing something good for the planet by keeping plastic out of the environment.