The Street Loves Nana
Imagine a fence - of street art - embroidered - by a cast of hundreds. The ongoing story of a street art project started in 2014.
Taking street art and embroidery in a new direction, 'the street loves nana' invites anyone to give it a go - stitching that is. See what a community can help create. A 12 metre fence of embroidered street art and each piece designed to honour a nana.
After all, everyone loves their nana.
Begun in 2013 with five different New Zealand street artists, each panel measures 1700mm wide by 1100mm high. The lineup of street artists is:
- Dager | K Road local, Nigel Roberts
- Ghstie | Wellington street artist, Sean Duffell
- Benjamin wORK | With a strong foundation in aerosol painting and graffiti, Work is a core member of the Auckland art collective, TMD. He has worked on diverse projects including large scale public mural commissions, limited edition wine boxes and postage stamps, and recently, his practice has also expanded to photography and performance.
- TrustMe | His work has emerged from amongst the pop culture milieu to strike a chord with the public, evoking nostalgic references and lampooning our insecurities as a good friend might.
- Component | Both the suburb of Grey Lynn and the culture of hip hop may have been changed forever by money and outside interests, but Component's attitude and art captures the old school spirit of both communities, and re-contextalises it for the present day.
Worked in wool [much of it smoke damaged from a fire] and chicken wire.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen through kickstarter.