The black and white handwritten banners in front of St Peter’s Church on Cameron Road catch my eye. I drive round the block, park and dive across the road to take a look.
It’s a Christian Easter message. The handwritten banners are acompanied by a simple peg and string maze on the grass in front of the church. As instructed I take two of the fabric strips, walk into the maze and tie my strips to the circular string. My ties join a myriad of other multi-coloured fluttery strips.
The work of Reverend Cate Burton, “…kia ora…” whom I’m told is the 27 year old “deputy vicar” at St Peters. Good on you Cate – it’s another example of public/private pop up art and more than that it’s a testament to religious freedom and tolerance – the banners and maze have sat there uninterupted and undefaced for weeks.
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