Reti ngaru (Surf’s up)

Name: Reti ngaru (Surf’s up)

Location: The Christchurch Gondola

Created by: Josh O'Rourke

Sponsor: Wild in Art

Design Inspiration

Reminiscent of Hawaiian shirts and warmer waters, this design blends influences from early modernism, post-war vacation motifs and formalist painting. The playful imagery, title and penguin armature encourages younger viewers to draw links to the well-known animated children’s movie of the same name, while also employing art historical and visual references to invite deeper cognitive viewing.

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