The Brook Project

By Aroha Novak

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The Brook Project

Project 2015-10-07 00:44:35 +1300

 

Hi, my name is Aroha Novak and I am a multidisciplinary artist based in Dunedin. 

I am currently working on The Brook Project, which is a site-specific art installation based on the former Carisbrook Stadium site in Dunedin.

The Carisbrook stadium holds many memories, for many people, and the project is exploring the notion of public and private ownership as well as using imagination to realise the potential for such a space.

 

Carisbrook Stadium in the 70s

Carisbrook in the 70s.

 

Historical research has been conducted at the Hocken Library, Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, McNab reference library and the DCC archives. As well as this, public consultation, photographs and drawings are the basis of new art work I am making especially for this installation, which will be exhibited on the fenceline of the site. You can see progress of the research and work on The Brook Project Facebook page here.

 

moa bones

Moa Bones embroidery, 30cm x 30cm. Back in the day, Carisbrook was an ancient forest. When it was dredged to make a stadium in the 1880s, moa bones were found and reportedly crushed up and used for fertiliser.

 

The art works are embroideries on cotton, moveable gardens and flags which will be placed on site.

 

The Brook Project will have an opening event, involving local musicians, dancers and performers on November 7th, taking over the old carpark for a (hopefully) sunny afternoon. 

Confirmed performers are:

 

Tahu and the Takahes

Pay per view

Jaroslav Novak

Rasa

Ralph Miller + friends

 

Your pledges will help to give the performers a koha.

 

brooktopia

Brooktopia.

 

Moveable gardens will also be placed around the outside of the site and your pledges will help contribute to the building materials of these. 

Over half of the gardens will be donated back to the Caversham Community, local school and Kohanga.

 

Pledge money will also go towards printing costs for programmes and posters. Documentation from this project and research will be made into a publication in 2016 with the Blue Oyster Gallery.

 

future

 Future site, 2014.

 

 

This project already has support from the Caversham Community Group, Creative Communities Funding, Placemakers, YouthGrow, Calder Stewart and The Blue Oyster Gallery, but I need a wee bit more to make this project the best it can be. 

 

I have some great original artworks as rewards so please have a look through and make a pledge.

Some more artworks:

Sweet Child of Mine

Sweet Child of mine, 2014. Giclee print on archival paper, edition of 10. 21cm x 15cm (A4 size)

 

Poor little match girl

Poor Little Match Girl, 2013. Giclee print on archival paper, edition of 10. 21cm x 15cm (A4 size)

 

Help make this project amazing!

 

 Thanks for your time and generous support, 

 

Aroha Novak

www.arohanovak.com

 

 

 

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Giclee Prints; Little Match Girl 2013 and Sweet Child of Mine 2014

21/10/2015 at 10:34 PM

Little Match GirlSweet Child of Mine

    Pledgers 18

    Kathryn Miller
    2015-10-26 19:41:00 +1300

    "Love what you do Aroha! Good luck, hope the sun shines for you "

    Hana
    2015-10-26 15:40:15 +1300
    Glenda Rogers
    2015-10-26 13:43:51 +1300
    Guy Milner
    2015-10-26 12:36:13 +1300
    Lauren
    2015-10-26 09:43:50 +1300
    katrina thomson
    2015-10-26 08:44:38 +1300
    Gabrielle Panckhurst
    2015-10-22 10:56:54 +1300

    "Fantastic project Aroha. Great to bring our attention to what this site was like pre Carrisbrook."

    Emma
    2015-10-17 01:44:09 +1300
    Kitty
    2015-10-15 22:10:38 +1300

    "I wanted it to get covered in clear plastic and turned into a giant all weather picnic garden bubble. All I got was the plastic. Go aroha. "

    G Novak
    2015-10-14 01:57:48 +1300
    Evzen Novak
    2015-10-10 12:58:54 +1300
    Caroline Boyd
    2015-10-10 07:03:16 +1300
    Blue Oyster
    2015-10-09 15:00:16 +1300

    "This is a fantastic project, can't wait to attend in November!"

    Victoria
    2015-10-09 09:26:13 +1300

    "This is a brilliant project for us to celebrate and remember Carisbrook. "

    p McKinlay
    2015-10-09 09:04:22 +1300
    p McKinlay
    2015-10-09 09:00:07 +1300
    Alana Cotton
    2015-10-08 21:59:57 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-10-08 19:48:39 +1300

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    Followers of The Brook Project

    The Brook Project

    Project 2015-10-07 00:44:35 +1300

     

    Hi, my name is Aroha Novak and I am a multidisciplinary artist based in Dunedin. 

    I am currently working on The Brook Project, which is a site-specific art installation based on the former Carisbrook Stadium site in Dunedin.

    The Carisbrook stadium holds many memories, for many people, and the project is exploring the notion of public and private ownership as well as using imagination to realise the potential for such a space.

     

    Carisbrook Stadium in the 70s

    Carisbrook in the 70s.

     

    Historical research has been conducted at the Hocken Library, Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, McNab reference library and the DCC archives. As well as this, public consultation, photographs and drawings are the basis of new art work I am making especially for this installation, which will be exhibited on the fenceline of the site. You can see progress of the research and work on The Brook Project Facebook page here.

     

    moa bones

    Moa Bones embroidery, 30cm x 30cm. Back in the day, Carisbrook was an ancient forest. When it was dredged to make a stadium in the 1880s, moa bones were found and reportedly crushed up and used for fertiliser.

     

    The art works are embroideries on cotton, moveable gardens and flags which will be placed on site.

     

    The Brook Project will have an opening event, involving local musicians, dancers and performers on November 7th, taking over the old carpark for a (hopefully) sunny afternoon. 

    Confirmed performers are:

     

    Tahu and the Takahes

    Pay per view

    Jaroslav Novak

    Rasa

    Ralph Miller + friends

     

    Your pledges will help to give the performers a koha.

     

    brooktopia

    Brooktopia.

     

    Moveable gardens will also be placed around the outside of the site and your pledges will help contribute to the building materials of these. 

    Over half of the gardens will be donated back to the Caversham Community, local school and Kohanga.

     

    Pledge money will also go towards printing costs for programmes and posters. Documentation from this project and research will be made into a publication in 2016 with the Blue Oyster Gallery.

     

    future

     Future site, 2014.

     

     

    This project already has support from the Caversham Community Group, Creative Communities Funding, Placemakers, YouthGrow, Calder Stewart and The Blue Oyster Gallery, but I need a wee bit more to make this project the best it can be. 

     

    I have some great original artworks as rewards so please have a look through and make a pledge.

    Some more artworks:

    Sweet Child of Mine

    Sweet Child of mine, 2014. Giclee print on archival paper, edition of 10. 21cm x 15cm (A4 size)

     

    Poor little match girl

    Poor Little Match Girl, 2013. Giclee print on archival paper, edition of 10. 21cm x 15cm (A4 size)

     

    Help make this project amazing!

     

     Thanks for your time and generous support, 

     

    Aroha Novak

    www.arohanovak.com

     

     

     

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    Giclee Prints; Little Match Girl 2013 and Sweet Child of Mine 2014

    21/10/2015 at 10:34 PM

    Little Match GirlSweet Child of Mine

      Kathryn Miller
      2015-10-26 19:41:00 +1300

      "Love what you do Aroha! Good luck, hope the sun shines for you "

      Hana
      2015-10-26 15:40:15 +1300
      Glenda Rogers
      2015-10-26 13:43:51 +1300
      Guy Milner
      2015-10-26 12:36:13 +1300
      Lauren
      2015-10-26 09:43:50 +1300
      katrina thomson
      2015-10-26 08:44:38 +1300
      Gabrielle Panckhurst
      2015-10-22 10:56:54 +1300

      "Fantastic project Aroha. Great to bring our attention to what this site was like pre Carrisbrook."

      Emma
      2015-10-17 01:44:09 +1300
      Kitty
      2015-10-15 22:10:38 +1300

      "I wanted it to get covered in clear plastic and turned into a giant all weather picnic garden bubble. All I got was the plastic. Go aroha. "

      G Novak
      2015-10-14 01:57:48 +1300
      Evzen Novak
      2015-10-10 12:58:54 +1300
      Caroline Boyd
      2015-10-10 07:03:16 +1300
      Blue Oyster
      2015-10-09 15:00:16 +1300

      "This is a fantastic project, can't wait to attend in November!"

      Victoria
      2015-10-09 09:26:13 +1300

      "This is a brilliant project for us to celebrate and remember Carisbrook. "

      p McKinlay
      2015-10-09 09:04:22 +1300
      p McKinlay
      2015-10-09 09:00:07 +1300
      Alana Cotton
      2015-10-08 21:59:57 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-10-08 19:48:39 +1300

      Followers of The Brook Project

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 28/10/2015 at 12:00 AM.