Kia ora !!! Fresh and Fruity is an art collective based in
Aotearoa/online. Founded in Ōtepoti as a physical space in 2014 it
now exists online and is run by two panias of the digital reef Hana
Our work has been shown and published all over Aotearoa, as well
as in Australia, the United States, UK and Germany. We're #global.
We have an art, writing practice and a curatorial practice. #moguls
Our work is inherently collaborative. We have participated in and
facilitated over 40 projects since our birth. We're all about
creating connections and healthy arts ecologies #livelaughlove
Why do we need a website? We <3 the internet. We always aim
to be sexy, cute and accessible so of course we need to be online.
Logistically, we really need a space to archive our work, both for
the artists we have worked with and as a way of recording all this
activity. We want to make an interactive digital artwork that is
both an archive, an extension of our art and writing practice and a
site to host digital exhibitions. Let's be real, running a physical
space is hard, expensive and has an array of accessibility issues.
We need an upgrade.
We have talked about building a website for the past three
years, and we always flake out because we a) don't know how to code
and b) fund everything ourselves….websites are expensive. Late last
year we met Sean. We're really into the programming & design
work they've been doing as JPEG2000. We approached them about
building our website and they had already bought a domain name for
us, it was fate lol.
JPEG2000 facilitate digital artworks, objects, websites and
online spaces. Alongside their own digital archive, they currently
run and manage MEANWHILE gallery's online space, exhibitions and
Basically now we just need the $$$. We have begun teaching
ourselves some code skills to alleviate maintenance costs, and once
our site is up we will be hardout hackers. Our goal is to raise at
least $3000, to pay for the initial programming and design costs
and to sustain ongoing domain leasing for at least three years. Of
course, the more $$ we're able to raise, the more energy, love,
resources and time we'll be able to give to our website.
Make internet history and help us level up from irl to url.
Aroha nui xoxo