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Pick Up Stix

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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.