Assessing the impact of 'P' in Kaikohe
An art exhibition examining the impact of P in Kaikohe that will be created by offering canvases to a range of locals whose lives have been impacted by the drug, is being planned by a community art gallery in the the Northland town. Te Pu O Te Wheke Community Gallery and Arts Trust is able to go ahead with the idea after receiving funding from the government's 18-million-dollar Creative Spaces Initiative Funding. It will also allow the trust to take arts workshops into isolated parts of the region. So far the five year old gallery's the only Northland recipient of money from the Initiative that's being divvied up by the Ministry of Culture and Heritage. The manager of the Gallery Sasha Wilson joins Lynn to discuss the mammoth amount of work that has gone into making this happen.