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Wednesday, 16 January 2019 07:56 pm

New take on ribbons round old oak trees

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ART student Alison Laird doesn’t tie ribbons round old oak trees.

She’s put them around nikau palms and other trees in Paraparaumu’s Nikau Reserve to create a unique gallery for her work.

Using recycled lids, cellotape and ribbons to display her photos, Alison (right) has decorated the walkway at the reserve.

Alison“I wanted to use photos that were significant to the area,” she says. “For example, the photo of the possum – because of the saying ‘a dead possum’s a good possum’.”

Currently in her final year of studying an Applied Arts Degree at Whitireia Community Polytechnic, Alison chose the Nikau Reserve because of its “sense of timelessness”.

“It gives the feeling of something old.”

With help from friends, it took four hours to install the art, which will be on display from May 22 to 29.

During her seven years living on the Kapiti Coast, her art has been showcased in many different places, including the Museum of Wellington, Pataka Gallery and Artel gallery in Lindale, but she says this is the first time she has ever done something like this.

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