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'Don't Turn Your Back On Our Planet' Body Art Exhibition @ Petone Depot

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The Petone Depot

193 Jackson Street

#8

Lower Hutt, Wellington 5012

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Learn about the environmental issues chosen by our community in this important body art exhibition

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At the start of 2020, Jenni Reika offered the good people of Wellington an opportunity to take part in a community body art project in aid of the environment.

And you - good people of Wellington - stripped off your shirts and stepped up for the cause!

Navigating lockdowns, level changes and continual uncertainty, 37 Wellingtonians worked with Jenni throughout 2020, sharing the environmental topics that matter most to them.

From their passionate, inspiring words, Jenni designed a unique piece of artwork to represent their chosen topic, and painted it directly on to each participant's back.

The result is Don't Turn Your Back On Our Planet - a captivating and visually striking exhibition showcasing environmental advocacy through the medium of body art - led by the people of our community.

From climate justice, wildfires and deforestation, to species protection, community gardens and upcycling, these are the issues that matter most to the people of our city.Each of the 37 back paintings is accompanied by a quote from each participant, explaining why they care about their chosen topic - and why we should too.This exhibition runs from 6pm 2nd October (opening night) to 31st October (Halloween closing event!) at The Petone Depot, Jackson Street, Petone.

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The Petone Depot

193 Jackson Street

#8

Lower Hutt, Wellington 5012

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