Art education is an investment

Learning about public art encourages us all to be proud of and care for the places we live in. As landmarks, public art can provide a nostalgic link to a special time and place.

Knowing the background story of the site and the reasons for the artists design adds another dimension to the artwork. 

When a public artwork is being unveiled, Janet Knighton will work with schools and kindergartens closest to the site.

Information packs will be distributed to these schools which contain site history and artist information. Assistance can be provided to integrate the public artwork into school programmes.

A short information sheet on each artwork is available to be printed from the educational resource page.

Over time, extended information packages covering each of the MESH Projects will be distributed to all schools or you can contact us to request them.

Hamilton West Schools Sam Ratima was a winner in the schools lake sculpture project design competition.