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Sean is running a project to replace old event posters with local art.
One of the locals’ plans to turn old and lively event posters into art is to light up the streets of Palmerston North.
The Quaid 19 lockdown restrictions have canceled a number of incidents, with Alert Level 2 rules still allowing only 50 people at indoor events, with face masks and 2 meters of social distance.
Before the event’s poster lockdown, there were vibrant and bright additions to the city’s streets, but since then, peeling, tearing and cracking have begun to appear.
There was no event on Regent of Broadway’s September calendar., And the Globe Theater calendar was naked, which meant there was no new poster to replace the old one.
Sean Key said he walked around during the lockdown and noticed that the spots and bollards were looking tight.
He decided to do something about it.
“Posters are part of the history of our art community, the way they talk to each other. And people see them.”
Key was usually seen putting up posters for programs and projects on a weekly basis, where he walked around The Square-T-Marre O’Hain with his supermarket trolley, bucket full of posters and his ladder. ۔
He was asking locals to send him their art and paintings, so that they could be printed and plastered around the city to bring them back to life.
“People can offer anything and everything,” he said.
Was hoping for different styles, colors and designs to illuminate the streets.
The Palmerston North City Council’s place-making team was funding the project by printing posters and paying for glue.
People can email their work for printing at [email protected]