Community invited to decorate panels

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A CALL has gone out to local creatives to help make the Invercargill city centre more vibrant during the inner-city block redevelopment.

Artists, schools, groups and the community are asked to get involved in making the fencing around the site more colourful by contributing their art skills.

Invercargill Central public relations manager Amy Hibbs said more than 500 panels would be put up around the fencing, which would include artwork, prints of redevelopment renders and information on what was available during the development period.

“We’re inviting any creative people in the community to take part… we just want to make them really bright and colourful to create an art trail to bring people into the CBD.”

It would be a platform for local creative people to showcase their artwork while involving them in the redevelopment as well, she said.

“It’s been amazing, we’ve had a lot of interest… it’s quite exciting they want to take part in this community art project.”

Anyone interested could get in touch with Mrs Hibbs at amy@invercargillcentral.nz.

She would explain what was involved, including deadlines.

It was expected the first of the panels would be installed from mid-June onwards, Mrs Hibbs said.

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