Angela Lyon, Aroha Novak and Charlotte Parallel
175 Rattray Street and CBD
Property partner: Anchorage Properties Ltd.
November 2017 - February 2018
Awa HQ is dedicated to the Toitū stream, guided by an ethos of reconnecting to the water itself- as a community. AWA HQ looks at the history, condition and relationships of the Toitū stream by inviting and gathering up the diverse stories, experiences and responses that will culminate in a series of picnics, performances, a hikoi and an exhibition.
AWA HQ is a collaboration by Angela Lyon, Aroha Novak and Charlotte Parallel as an Environment Envoy commission by Urban Dream Brokerage Dunedin and the Dunedin City Council as part of Te Ao Tūroa, Dunedin’s Environment Strategy.
FINAL HIKOI: SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY, 2018
A final hikoi upstream that reconnects the Toitū with the sea.
For more information contact Environment Envoy Project Coordinator Katrina Thomson firstname.lastname@example.org
AWA HQ OPENING: 12pm SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER, 2017
A water divining hikoi in the town belt with Stephen Kilroy and Taonga Pūoro artists Jennifer Cattermole and Jessica Latton. Dowsing rods were provided to learn the art of water dowsing and together trace the Toitū stream to Awa HQ and the Toitū riverbank at 175 Rattray Street.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND GENEROSITY
Sean Brosnahan, Jennifer Cattermole, Bill Dacker, Natalie Karaitiana,
Rua McCallum, Craig McNab, Paul Pope and Rachel Wesley.
MURKY WATERS: SATURDAY 9TH OF DECEMBER, 2017
In a casual conversation about the influence of mainstream media on our recent election and the techno-industrial system that abstracts the living world as a resource, the artists joked that we all have to be activists. With this in mind, they invited artists who work in politically engaged multi-disciplinary fields to respond to their karanga by presenting works at AWA HQ, an empty lot at 175 Rattray Street, Ōtepoti Dunedin, beside the now concealed underground Toitū stream.
Participating artists: Ruth Evans, Fantasising, L$D Fundraiser, Tigermurdoch, Metiria Turei and Tao Wells.
A public picnic and on-site installation.
THANK YOU FOR YOU TIME AND GENEROSITY
Blue Oyster Project Art Space, Natalie Smith, Sociological Association of Aotearoa NZ and the Dunedin City Council.