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Public art work to be unveiled

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5 March 2007

A sculpture that depicts the history of Fendalton will be unveiled at the Fendalton Service Centre and Library next Wednesday, 14 March.

Designed by Christchurch sculptor Don Paterson, the art work features three life-size children from the Victorian era.

“The art work provides a contrast with the contemporary library building and offers a glimpse in to our recent history,” says Mike Wall, Chair of the Fendalton-Waimairi Community Board, who will unveil the work on Wednesday 14 March at 3.45pm.

Don Paterson is a renowned sculptor. He has 17 large civic art pieces displayed throughout New Zealand. These include Charles Meryon at Akaroa, Captain Cain in Timaru and a work depicting a father and son reading in the College of Education’s library.

Children from Fendalton’s OSCAR programme were invited to name the art work, the name being announced at the unveiling.

The art work is funded by the Christchurch City Council.

For further information phone Community Recreation Advisor Ken Howat on 03 941 6729.