Various Artists

What does it mean to be a young person in these uncertain times?

In collaboration with Arts, Design and Music students from NMIT, Whispers in the Streets shares rangatahi voices and reflections on uncertainty and what that means to them here and now, in Whakatū. Watch their visual arts interpretation unfold on bollards and listen to their whispers in unexpected places around town.


With contributions from the Arts, Design and Music students (and their tutors!) from NMIT, the MYNTies (Multicultural Youth Nelson Tasman),  rangatahi musicians from Commotion and local sound artist Max McAlpine, the audio whispers are now live in seven locations around our CBD (see map below!), while the visual arts whispers will takeover three Phantom Billboards bollards from Sunday 23 to Sunday 30 October.

The students were supported by NMIT tutors Doug Stenhouse and Klaasz Breukel in developing their concepts and delivering these art works.

Bollard locations:

  • 61 Selwyn Place
  • 209 Hardy Street
  • 269 Hardy Street

Bollard artworks created by:
Jackie Beattie | River Day | Layla Derweesh | Phoenix Gale-Bisdee | Karin Gembus | Beatriz Goncalves | Javid Hamilton | Mikelti Holland | P Nong Khoo | Benjamin Lees | Taleisha McQuade | Deborah Osmond | Lacey Rangi | Emily-Rose Reeve | Shelby Rusbatch | Sharon Salmon | Tammy Savage | Bradley Southgate | Esme Upton | Jay Voltaire | Leanna Watkins

Music & Sound Contributions by:

  • Condissonance | Doug Stenhouse
  • Crystal Tears | Alyahna Sanson-Rejouis
  • Just Walk Out | Holly Fortune
  • Never Ending | Connor Matthew
  • On My Own | Alyahna Sanson-Rejouis
  • Sixes and Sevens | Alyahna Sanson-Rejouis & Kahu Sanson-Burnett
  • Think Straight | Mia Coldicott
  • Wake up | Georgie Levien
  • Whispers | Max McAlpine
  • WhitenoiseWaves | Klaasz Breukel

Find the Whispers around town, or listen to the full loop of all contributions here:

In collaboration with 

Supported by

Thu 20 - Sun 30 Oct
Opening as part of Night Vision


All Ages/PG

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