Andrea Selwood with Graeme Perry
10-20 December 2015
Lydney Place South
Property partner: Kiwi Property Group
Following in the wake of TEZA (Transitional Economic Zone of Aotearoa), this artist led, art-for-environment initiative is aimed at activating the community to recover its lost memory of the original Porirua Stream/ Kenupuru Stream, which changed its course radically with the earthworks that built the current CBD 50 years ago.
The imagery used spans changing environmental extremes from stream diversion and reclamation of the harbour basin to establishment of present day Porirua City, suburbs and transport network.
By overlaying historic record with Google map technology, simplified information is delivered to your handheld device, allowing your to trace in real time, the path of the “ghost stream” superimposed within the current streetscape.
Rediscover the stream as it was before the development of Porirua City; before the rail tracks were laid; before the motorway was built; before the concrete and the asphalt was poured.
With GoogleEarth loaded on your smartphone or tablet, you can click on the path file and view the file on your device in Google Earth.
To load Google Earth on your device (it’s free), visit the Google Earth download site and follow the instructions here.
To download the path of the stream, click on this link.
Walk the line…
Individual members of the public and community groups are invited to participate in a guided workshop where we will walk the old/new stream to “join the dots” and mark in paint a temporary record. 8-9.30am Sunday, 13th December
Meeting point: 10 Lydney Place South (former Aqua Bar)
Please register interest and confirm your commitment to attend session/s by RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Historic maps and aerial photographs kindly loaned by Pataka Museum/ Porirua City Council Archives
Special Thanks to
Andrea Selwood (Visual Artist), Graeme Perry (Technical Collaboration), Ruth Barratt, Keith Calder, Stuart Farrant (Morphum)/ Mark Amery, Sophie Jerram and Helen Kirlew Smith (Urban Dream Brokerage)