Coffee & a Blanket

Coffee & a Blanket’ is an interactive community art installation by Bernie Harfleet & Donna Turtle Sarten, and part of WELLINGTON PARK(ING) DAY 9th MARCH 8am to 6pm

Community members are encouraged through encounter and social media to visit the site and donate coffee (dry goods) and blankets for ‘Soup kitchen Wellington’.

Visitors to the site will be photographed with their donation, and/or a sign they have written, referencing those held by those who ask for support in the streets of NZ. Image’s would be posted on a dedicated Facebook and Instagram page as an‘online’ exhibition.

All coffee and blankets will be given to Soup Kitchen Wellington, who is short of these resources.


Park(ing) Day Wellington

PARKing Day is an annual global event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public ‘parks’. This year is our second event timed to coincide with National Walk to Work Day

Our park Coffee and a Blanket will be on Bunny Street opposite the Wellington Railway Station outside the Pharmacy and just down from McDonalds

You may have seen our previous work on the Wellington waterfront that was apart of the Lux Light Festivel

As we live out of Wellington, we are looking for help from students/people to hold a collection at their school, work or just pop down on the day with a bag of coffee or 2 or a blanket donation.

If anyone would like to be part of this community event you can contact us via our Facebook page or e-mail badwakk @