Adibah Saad, Lipika Sen, Prabhjyot Majithia
Adibah works with social documentary and commercial photography, marketing and communications, enhancing the wellbeing of individuals, groups and organisations. She is passionately involved in community work and has spent the past decade engaging in animal therapy volunteering with the SPCA visiting Wellington Rest Homes and Hospice as well as Chairing on the Board of Wellington City Rudolf Steiner Kindergarten and leading our Nga Rito Whanau Kapahaka at Raphael House School. The cultural diversity of her Maori, Malay, Chinese and European heritage has taken her on a journey living as a child between Aotearoa and Malaysia and given her the life experience of being with diverse communities from all walks of life. This has fed her love of exploring the world and deepened her own understanding and living amongst different cultures.
Lipika Sen and Prabhjyot Majithia
A New Zealand citizen and an Auckland based artist and writer, Lipika Sen and Prabhjyot Majithia are of Indian origin and have been creating large scale conceptual, interactive works of public art and community based art projects that have been showcased, shared and installed across New Zealand in premier art shows. Poignant, whimsical, philosophical, intriguing or humorous, their works communicate at several levels, often engaging the viewer to become part of the work.Their landmark steel and acrylic kinetic sculpture, the 6 meter tall “Firkee Wala – In My Heart Of Eternal Childhood” can be seen spinning and twirling with the winds at the Puke Ariki Museum sea-front, New Zealand, permanently erected by the Art in Public Places Trust, New Plymouth
NZ Postcards to NZ
An installation-based interactive community project about sharing New Zealand with New Zealand through postcards. Participatns are invited to become part of a photographic scene, print their images, and send these objects across New Zealand as physical messages. As the viewer experiences the image on our picture postcards with interest and curiosity, they begin to realise that what may seem “foreign” in terms of a setting, or a person, is actually a New Zealander, living here in Aotearoa/NZ. The photographic images on the postcards are the product of the artists hanging out in the homes, markets, festivals, shops, events, restaurants and cafes where our diverse communities hang out. The artists’ hearts and their world-view as New Zealanders are being nourished and expanded by these experiences and these postcards wish to share the same with fellow kiwis.
Embassy of the Republic of Poland in WellingtonSupported by Wellington City Council Public Art Fund
Supported by Wellington Community Trust