It’s official, the tree is up and Christmas day is just around the corner! Charlotte Bidlake from Richmond Unlimited says the group commissioned a local resident who specialises in wrought iron art, Adam Styles, for this year’s creation.
“Adam was given the brief to create a hard wearing, elegant, yet modern solution to a Christmas Tree for Sundial Square. It was to incorporate elements reflective of Richmond such as leaves and vines – to represent the harvest background – and Korus – to represent the family focus – and new beginnings relevant to Queen Street. And of course, festive elements to celebrate Aotearoa and Christmas.”
Adam from Adam Styles Creative Metal was thrilled to be involved in the project and relished the opportunity to put his creative works to use in a public space.
“It is probably the biggest creation we have done and took three weeks to create. There is a little bit of festive and a little bit of local kiwi-Christmas in the design. We wanted to try and keep it relative to the local area.”
Richmond Unlimited are thrilled with the result of the 5 metre high tree, and they look forward to bringing it out over the coming years.