Project Twin Streams - Eel Sculpture (Recycled Art)

A 10-metre-long eel sculpture made from recycled materials and mosaic tiles created by local community groups sits beside Opanuku Stream in Henderson.

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A 10-metre-long eel sculpture made from recycled materials and mosaic tiles created by local community groups sits beside Opanuku Stream in Henderson. The steel frame used as the base for the sculpture was discovered discarded at the Corban Estate along with a carved stone from the old Henderson Town Hall, which forms one of three seats incorporated into the eel. An old tramline track has also been put to good use by artist Bruce Courtney.

While Bruce helped to created the sculpture out of recycled materials, the 300 Maori and Pacific Island-themed tiles were designed and created by five local groups – Mother of Divine Mercy Community Group, Beautiful Daughters (an alternative education school group for teenage girls), the Pacific Mamas, Liston College and Henderson High School.

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Project Twin Streams

22 Sep 2009

Interests Project Twin Streams - Working Together for Healthy Streams Project Twin Streams is a West Auckland environmental restoration project which works with communities to restore the streams in their local neighbourhoods.