The giant 2.4m by 1.2m paint by numbers drawing of the Otago Peninsula was created as a fundraising venture for the Caselberg Trust. The project was conceived by University of Otago students Shane Turner, Brittany Pannett and Dave Kalinowsky, as part of their commerce studies.
“We thought it was good way to get publicity for the trust,” Mr Turner said. The plywood canvas was donated by PlaceMakers manager Justin Macready and drawn by Otago Polytechnic School of Art student Becky Hamilton, who spent a day at Caselberg House designing the artwork.
“There were meant to be 100 segments, but I accidentally did one extra; so there was 101 segments in total,” Ms Hamilton said.
Each section had been colour-coded and was painted at the Otago Farmers Market for a small donation.
With a huge thank you to Marketing Students Shane, Dave, and Brittany, Justin from Placemakers and Becky for designing the Big Picture itself. It’s Amazing!!