Saturday, August 27, 2016

Antipodes Oriental Parade

A walk along Wellington's Oriental Parade is always a pleasure on a nice day. The lovely golden sand and beautifully turquoise-blue water always bring a smile to my face. 

Update: I've just had this one printed and it's on our wall.  Sweet!

a (very) brief history of aotearoa

By Kereama Taepa

a very brief history of aotearoa comprises four aluminium pieces in pixelated 'space invaders' icons in the form of 
  • a Maori meeting house representing the original Maori habitation of New Zealand
  • a mitre, representing Christian missionaries and early European settlement
  • a crown representing the Queen of Britain and New Zealand and the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 between the Crown and Maori
  • "The Beehive" representing our current government 

This is the fifth installation of in the biannual 4 Plinth Sculpture Project. The temporary nature of the works is a great opportunity for established and emerging artists to realise a major public sculpture, with all the challenges of scale and robustness needed for this tough environment and highly visible public space.

Below is an older exhibit - Rita Angus Used to Grow Her Own Vegetables
by Glen Hayward
Rita Angus Used to agree Her Own Vegetables