LA ROSA DAY-LIGHTING PROJECT
Commissioned by Auckland City Council
La Rosa Day-lighting Project is working for the reestablishment of the natural environment through the removal of storm water drains (day-lighting) and riverbed regeneration. Creating huge environmental benefits that allow wild life such as the Long Fin Eel & rsquo;s to regain its migratory pathways. It is the first of 100 such projects initiates by Auckland City Council.
In celebration Imagine the Land Project will be producing an outdoor impermanent art installation based on the waterway journeys of the Tuna Kuwharuwharu (the long-fin eel). The installation will be made in collaboration with a group of creative children from Green Bay Schools. It will be made from a variety of locally sourced materials and pigments from the Waitakere Ranges. The art work will metaphorically explore the ancient journey of the Tuna Kuwharuwharu through the water ways of New Zealand and its long journey through to the pacific, then when reaching the final stages of its life, returning to Tonga to spawn and die, thus leaving the next generation to make the long and risky journey to Aotearoa to continue the cycle. Through the many collaborative hands of the young participants, the art work will celebrate our connection and respect of the land and the sea and celebrate the restoration of the waterways on our homeland.
La Rosa Garden Reserve Opening
Saturday 16th November, 10am - 3.30pm
La Rosa Garden Reserve, 10 La Rosa St, Green Bay, Auckland