Category Archive: public art

Thinking, outside

Thinking, outside

I’d rather like one dollar for every time I’ve heard someone say, “thinking outside the box” as some sort of catch-all for thinking at all. …

 

Your inner jungle

Your inner jungle

Although we are heading into Spring, the southerly wind made it harder for me to believe. It’s not that I didn’t want to believe. I …

 

What is the rush?

What is the rush?

I started back at work a couple of days ago. Cruising down the street at lunchtime I spotted a few words on the pavement. In …

 

Designer editions

Designer editions

At some point, somewhere, somebody made a decision about the bollards in central Wellington. They said something along the lines of: ‘Thank you, no, we’re …

 

363 – New geometries

363 – New geometries

Wellington provides some exquisite contrasts between the natural landforms – the hills and harbour, and the man-made architecture and engineering. Add in some art, and …

 

360 – The World Headquarters of the Verb

360 – The World Headquarters of the Verb

It’s true you can’t live here by chance, you have to do and be, not simply watch or even describe. This is the city …

 

358 – The Birds

358 – The Birds

Wandering around in Civic Square I’m very impressed with the way the pigeons have kept their distance from each other. I’m guessing they’re about a …

 

356 – Orpheus strikes Bach

356 – Orpheus strikes Bach

Concert tonight – Bach’s B-Minor Mass, delivered with some conviction by the Orpheus Choir. I find it kind of odd to attend concerts live when …

 

352 – Looking for the face

352 – Looking for the face

From mirror after mirror, No vanity’s displayed: I’m looking for the face I had Before the world was made. — W. B. Yeats Peter Trevelyan’s Mimetic Brotherhood definitely looks …

 

351 – Dragon gates

351 – Dragon gates

Dragon gates? Maybe the designer was inspired by the sword blade cabbage tree leaves, or by palms, or ferns or who knows – to me …