As custodians of the waterfront on behalf of Auckland ratepayers, the Council controlled organisation, Waterfront Auckland is responsible for leading the revitalisation of the inner city waterfront. With a focus on consultation and balancing stakeholder interests, Waterfront Auckland aims to deliver the true potential the Auckland waterfront has to offer. A design led approach has already seen the delivery of the first stage of the Wynyard Quarter development and the reopening of Queens Wharf as a public space. The opportunity exists now to build on this and a number of further development projects are underway.
The series of installations are the product of collaboration between Waterfront Auckland and Boosted, that supports Waterfront Auckland’s goals of creating authentic waterfront spaces for people and celebrating design excellence while also providing a high profile space for young and upcoming artists to exhibit their work to a wider market.
Together, we've asked Megan Wraight (designer of the Wynyard Quarter) and Jaenine Parkinson (Exhibitions Coordinator, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki) to select the artists to participate in this programme.
Each artist is has been offered a $600 match donation from Waterfront Auckland. Match donations give others the incentive to donate. Everyone who supports the Boosted project sees their money double in real time. The artists chosen will need to match the $600 to secure the funding, by raising $600 from their own networks.
The Tidelines programme launches on 17 October.