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Archive for ‘examples of creative use of space’


People leave marks to connect with others…

‘The writing is on the wall’ – in this case it’s a joyful omen of a sunny day at the beach for those who have just arrived. The wall of sand appeared after a winter storm, presenting itself as a temporary blank canvas of iron sand for an even [...]


Wynyard Quarter
Saturday 6th of August was a busy day in Auckland with two ‘new’ public spaces opening, one in the inner city and the other at its outer edge. I chose to go to the public art opening on the waterfront (while other members of my family elected to take the elicit thrill of [...]


I love Festival time because of the atmosphere it creates. Auckland feels like a real city, living and breathing, with a pulsing heart at Aotea Square.
This is a quote from Renee Liang from an article on performing arts in the arts festival at The Big Idea. I like her seemingly off-hand comment that [...]


train station art – urban values, scale and what we can learn from grafitti

Community Cultural Development

Along side great North Road in New Lynn is a tall angular steel sculpture. Recent visits to the town centre on foot allowed me a closer, more intimate viewing that revealed new layers of meaning.
Up close I found the sculpture is in fact the pivot of a large sundial. It’s sharp pointy nose marks hourly [...]


pimp my sustainable transport

Here is a lush installation by Tessa at Wild the City. A quick, easy and sensually compelling application of greenery and art to a shopping environment.
and here are some more amazing light sculptures at the Eden Project in the UK.


Dear readers
it’s been a very busy couple of months here, but I am back with several ideas on the go right now. In the mean time here are a few links to two ingenious community art projects from abroad:
Bread Art Collective from the UK have arranged some beautiful, light based works in public spaces. [...]


I do like this photo by Dive NZ magazine:The Whaling Wall mural on the Auckland Maritime Museum was a popular spot for school visits, and judging from this image, an amusing learning experience too: how many kids can you fit inside a whale? (they really are that big)
There has been a scurry in the news [...]