• 06Jul

    Don’t Dream It’s Over | Janet Lilo

    Janet Lilo

    Don’t Dream It’s Over

    Thursday 6 July 2017 

    Karangahape Road

    Auckland Central





    Event Details



    Official Switch On
    Where: On overbridge next to lightpole by Carmen Jones
    When: 6pm karakia and performance
    Official switch on: 6.30pm



    Watch the amazing, bright yellow, banana inscribed neon light sculptures, Don’t Dream It’s Over, blaze into light on the K’ Road overbridge this First Thursday, 6 July 2017.



    The three imposing 6 metre high lightpoles will be officially launched at 6pm.
    The ceremony will start with a karakia, followed by a performance before the lights are turned on.



    Artist Janet Lilo, who titled the sculpture Don’t Dream It’s Over, was inspired by K’ Road’s cultural heritage, creative history and the Crowded House song of the same title.
    The poles were constructed by ProSign from steel frames and vinyl acrylic panel sheets with integrated neon lighting.



    KBA precinct manager Michael Richardson says the sculptures are a true reflection of K’ Road, its community, heritage and culture.  “K’ Road is going through an exciting time of change, where old meets new and the eclectic combination of creativity and business are coming together.”



    This project was supported by KBA and funded by Auckland Council.


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