22 Feb 2015

Niki Hastings-McFall

From Standing Room Only, 2:36 pm on 22 February 2015

Niki Hastings McFall Work
Fale Ula: Niki Hastings-McFall Work 3. Photograph: Michael Pöhlmann. Niki Hastings-McFall installation for Wunderruma, GalerieHandwerk, Munich 2014.

Plant a tree and a bird will come, says artist Niki Hastings-McFall.

But will they still turn up if you wrap the tree in thousands of artificial lei?

Niki is doing just that in her new work, Fale Ula for the Auckland Arts Festival.

She's hoping to attract both birds and people back into central Auckland's Aotea Square.

Justin Gregory went to meet Niki and found her chatting with her pet magpie, Mr Goose.