Celebrating ‘wild world’


Dunedin’s “wonderful wild world” will be celebrated in a virtual art display this weekend.

The “Wild Windows and Flighty Flags” art display is the brainchild of North East Valley community member and storyteller Kaitrin McMullen, and supported by The Valley Project, Open VUE and Orokonui Ecosanctuary.

“The Wild Windows and Flighty Flags event is a virtual art display to celebrate this wonderful wild world,” McMullen said.

“We are encouraging people to get creative and design window artwork or a flag, all based around native birds they have seen, or would like to see, in their backyards and local spaces.

“This is one easy way to bring the kaka and other native birds to our gardens, a true opportunity’,” she said.

While displaying their artworks in windows and on flags, people are invited to post images of their creations on social media, with the hashtags #wildwindows and #openVUE this weekend, May 9 and 10.

People can also tag The Valley Project and Orokonui Ecosanctuary Facebook pages or post photos in the Facebook event or the Open VUE Facebook group (facebook.com/groups/openvue).