Article by Frances Cook on the 3News.co.nz website.
Brightly coloured mannequins are adorning the streets and rooftops of Wellington in the latest display of support for the Rugby World Cup.
The abstract art is a collaboration between a bar owner and local artist, who wanted to show their backing in an unusual and attention grabbing way.
John Coleman, owner of Hummingbird bar and café, says he approached artist Sue Lund with the concept after he saw an installation of her vibrant 3-D art around a year ago.
“Hummingbird has always supported Wellington and its event, always got behind it – this continues that history,” Mr Coleman says.
“It’s to create a talking point for Wellington, show that we get behind events and make things happen in Wellington.”