HeART of the Community is back

Heart of the community

In 2017, Farmlands splashed colour on seven stores, bringing local stories to life in a bid to celebrate community pride. The artworks showcase what makes our rural towns great and commenced what could be New Zealand’s largest rural art collection.

The 2018/2019 season is about to kick off, with even more towns to visit and a selection of talented new artists ready to tell the stories of rural New Zealand in all sorts of creative ways.

It all starts in Taihape from 28th October with high profile street artist Otis Frizzell.


Otis Frizzell

Otis FrizzellOtis Frizzell, commissioned to create the 8th of 15 Farmlands HeART of the Community art projects, is a creative force of nature.

With an eclectic background including everything from radio to street food, he’s most notably a public graffiti artist, unparalleled in the New Zealand street art scene. He is also a household name in many parts of the country alongside his famous artist father, Dick Frizzell.

Since 2013, Otis and Sarah Frizzell’s “Lucky Taco” food truck has become somewhat of an icon, taking their passion for soft shell tacos and spicy food to the streets.

“I’m excited about collaborating with the Farmlands Taihape team on this – with so much rich rural content from this area she’s gonna be a beauty!”

You can follow the project at www.heartofthecommunity.co.nz