Artist turns over new leaf for funding launch

18:01, Feb 20 2013
Canterbury Community Trust
TALL ORDER: An event to launch new funding by the Canterbury Community Trust has led to Christchurch artist Peter Majendie covering a tree.

A Christchurch tree has joined the rebuild workers by donning a hi-vis outfit.

Canterbury artist Peter Majendie, known for his earthquake memorial featuring 185 white chairs, festooned the tree with a large frost cloth and hi-vis material.

The tree, on the corner of Manchester St and Cambridge Tce, has been decorated for the launch of an earthquake fund by the Canterbury Community Trust tomorrow.

The branches have been wrapped in the bright material and the canopy covered in a special frost cloth. Majendie said the hi-vis border on the canopy cloth was sewn by his wife, Joyce, during the weekend.

"Joyce is really the driving force behind everything," he said. "She sewed the canopy cloth on a little domestic sewing machine over the weekend in a church hall."


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