Paint it Black
On Saturday 8 October IHC hosted a community event in Gisborne with spray paint, music and sunshine.
Otis Frizzell at The Cut was a free event to show support for the All Blacks and demonstrated how people with intellectual disabilities can promote and be part of the festivities for the Rugby World Cup.
Street artist Otis created a five metre by one metre banner at the festival event. Otis’ preferred medium is spray paint and the artwork took him three hours to create, with an eager and engaged audience watching him.
The local community also created their own banner to support our boys in black. IHC’s volunteers, people with intellectual disability, local community members and the hugely popular Mayor Meng Foon took part in the design of the community banner which contributed to a hugely successful day.
“The event created a great atmosphere in connecting IHC with the Gisborne community through Otis and his banner design, and the day was a great success,” says Caroline Barnes, IHC national self advocacy manager.
Later in the day Opshop played and the rugby quarterfinals were shown on the big screen.
Otis Frizzell at The Cut was part of the REAL New Zealand Festival and Te Unga Mai Voyaging Festival.