Artwork Name: Pick Up Stix
Artist Name: Portia McKenzie and Brigitte Nelson
Location: 1054 Hinemoa Street
Medium: Repurposed aluminium poles
Based on the popular children’s game, Pick Up Sticks, this eye-catching artwork brings the game to life. Large repurposed aluminium poles were powder coated in bright, vivid colours and arranged in a whimsical, haphazard way, reminiscent of a game mid-play.
Former Rotorua Lakes Council employees, Portia McKenzie and Brigitte Nelson, were working on projects to beautify the city when they had a lightbulb moment.
A pile of leftover pipes from another project, gave them the idea of repurposing the leftovers to create a colourful addition to the inner city art in Rotorua
Credit: Portia McKenzie & Brigitte Nelson, Pick Up Stix. Commissioned by Rotorua Lakes Council.