Arapuni Community Banner

Flying Colours
September 1997

Type Banners
Title Arapuni Community Banner
Name given by NZDA
Measurements.Dimensions 1.50m x 3.5m
Materials.Support Cotton (textile)
Materials.Medium Printing Ink
Techniques Screen Printed
Techniques Hand Colouring
Techniques Stencils (images)
Creator.Corporate name Flying Colours
Role Artist
Flying Colours is a partnership between Barbara Joseph and Nora West
Creator.Attribution Arapuni Community
Role Circles (social group)
The banner was made with a broad cross section of the township of Arapuni in the newly opened community centre.
Creator.Corporate name Arapuni Primary School
Role Workshop (organisations)
The students of the school worked on the central panel of the banner.
Creator.Personal name Bridget Lloyd
Role Commissioner
Date.Creation September 1997
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
Digital image.
Location.Creation Site Private Collection
Arapuni Community Centre, Arapuni, New Zealand
ID Number.NZDA Number poi_ct_arba_001
Style/Period.Period 1990s
Style/Period.Movement Community Art
Culture New Zealand
Culture Maori
The central panel of the banner shows the local marae and the banner uses maori decorative motifs and symbols.
Subject swingbridge,mountain,trees,river,sunset,children,animals,fish,playground,sun,birds,kites,houses, kite,
Subject Arapuni community and township
The banner shows the town of Arapuni in the Waikato area of the North Island of New Zealand.
Description The banner shows the township and environment of the town of Arapuni.It is in three sections:the central one depicts a stylised image of the swingbridge which crosses the Arapuni river and which is a local landmark. Different aspects of the Arapuni community are represented in the bridge's components, such as the school and marae(an enclosed meeting place in front of a house in Maori culture). The two outer panels show the natural environment of the township: the river, rolling hills and trees. All the participants in the banner workshop contributed images and were involved in every stage of the making of the banner. The paper stencil process means shapes are hard edged . Many of the colours are printed in blends and gradations of colour. The banner was made to celebrate the opening of a new community centre and is displayed there and at local festivals.
Source Barbara Joseph
Barbara Joseph provided image analysis and interpretation of this work in 2000.
Source Nora West
Nora West provided additional comment in 2001.
Rights Arapuni Community Centre
Bridget Lloyd, 23 Pioneer Crescent, Arapuni, New Zealand.Permission has been given to present this work in the NZDA

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