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The SH1 project has become an iconic post Covid development, admired by many a driver heading north of Christchurch. Set to the backdrop of the ocean, and the Kaikoura mountain ranges the various forms have made a big impact!
When Covid hit, one of our large clients were sidelined and a lot of our day to day business was lost. We needed to adapt, and when we were approached by Fane Robinson we took the opportunity to make something special alongside the new highway reconstruction project. This was on a scale we hadn’t worked on before and in some areas of applications that we were not so familiar with… but that’s never really stopped Brent before!
We gathered a new team together, purchased new vapour blasting technology and took on the 7 month project working with Waka Kotahi to enhance the new highway. Along with the vapour blasted designs in the concrete walls, we utlised our expertise in steel, and wood fabrication to add to the lay by areas and sites adjacent to the coast.
The result is there to see. Striking and dynamic art that connects and tells a story along one of the most iconic stretches of highway in New Zealand. The collaboration with Fane, and Waka Kotahi, along with the opportunity to have employed some local Kaikoura lads, all makes it a great story in more ways than one!
This was a large project, pushing our skills to the limits and stretching us to deliver some stunning art work. Vapour blasting was a new application for us but has already lead to a number of opportunities across the country
AF worked with the owner from the very start of this project and provided a range of applications
Art Fetiche worked with Fane Robinson | Ngai Tahu to develop a range of designs and artworks to feature alongside the new roading development
Client : Waka Kotahi
Art Design / Direction Fane Robinson | Ngai Tahu
AF team : Craig, Morrie and a specialist team coordinated for this unique project
Our guide to Vapour blasting and how it differs to Sand Blasting
Art Fetiche installed a number of outstanding artworks, designed in conjunction with Fane Robinson from Ngai Tahu and the City Council.
Art Fetiche have created the Joe's Garage environment that we've come to know. With industrial 'garage' feel, it is fast becoming an iconic cafe in many New Zealand cities.
Commi transports your eating experience to Vietnam and beyond, all except the numbers of people and the oppressive heat!
Knights Stream Park is a celebration of making the most of the outdoor public spaces alongside developments of land. Our work involved creating installations in both steel, wood and stone, prefect compliments to the well landscaped areas around the park areas.
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