Digital works of art created by students and artists from south Auckland will be on public display in central Manukau this weekend.
Matariki-inspired haikus (Japanese poems) were submitted by students from Manurewa high school and combined with creations from artists Allen Vili, Ali Cowley and Te Iwihoko Te Rangihirawea into a 1 hour video.
The collaboration will be projected onto the eastern side of the Civic Building (33 Manukau Station Rd) in central Manukau on a one-hour loop from 6.00pm to 11.00pm on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 July and is best viewed from Manukau Square, so be sure to mark out your spot.
Originally from south Auckland, artist Allen Villi has been creating art in support of Matariki for the past decade. Emerging artist Te Iwihoko is a former student of Ali Cowley.
"Haiku" is a traditional form of Japanese poetry that consists of 3 lines. The first and last lines of a haiku has five syllables and the middle line has seven syllables.