Look out for icebergs, plus a frog, a Maui dolphin and even a penguin!
The Lake Wakatipu Sustainable Icebergs Art Project is a unique art initiative created over the last few weeks by local children including pupils from Queenstown Primary School and Remarkables Primary School.
Kristin Peren, a local multi-disciplinary artist, led the project. Taking inspiration from ‘2015 Year of the Light’ and being aware of the need for more of a focus on climate change within our community, Kristin worked with the school children to create the unique works of art from used milk containers, lit inside with solar-powered lights that will be reused and sent to Nepal to assist with the relief efforts there.
The issues raised engaged an emotional response from the children, leading to the construction of several endangered animals who will be further affected by climate change. Over the course of the project the children also learnt the importance of considering further uses for everyday objects, increased their awareness of good sustainable practice, and exercised great creativity and teamwork in the making of the art.
NB – All of the solar Luci lights inside the artworks will be sent to Nepal, but supporters who purchase their own Luci lights will also contribute a portion of the proceeds towards a Luci Light for victims that have been affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal.