Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: February 2014 (Page 2 of 3)

Firebush (Len Lye, 1961)

Firebush (Len Lye, 1961)

Firebush (Len Lye, 1961)

The Mangere Art Centre (Ngā Tohu o Uenuku) is currently hosting an exhibition of work by the pioneering kinetic artist Len Lye (1901-1980). Entitled “Agiagiā” (a Samoan word expressing the notion of ‘natural billowing movement’), the intimate show displays some of the experimental movies of the artist, as well as diaries, and most strikingly this piece, a 2001 reconstruction of the original: a bunch of steel rods, beautifully illuminated, serene when undisturbed.…

Lantern Festival

Fisherman Casting His Net

Fisherman Casting His Net

The Auckland Lantern festival (on the full moon weekend after Chinese New Year) is always a great attraction.

Horses for the Year of the Horse

Horses for the Year of the Horse

The Rooster

The Rooster

Bling

Bling

Cafe Closed

Furniture at the Art Gallery

Furniture at the Art Gallery

It is a very pleasant place to sit and have your coffee, with the soothing green of the trees of Albert Park beside you. But when I visited, I found it was closed. The website explains: “Seasonal opening hours apply for the level 2 espresso bar” — I must have been out of season.…

Two Dogs

Two Dogs

Two Dogs

Patiently waiting for their owner at New Lynn’s Merchant Quarter. In a Triumph – same colour (“almond”) as we had in the seventies.…

The Pioneer Winemaker

The Pioneer Winemaker (Anthony Stones, 1995)

The Pioneer Winemaker (Anthony Stones, 1995)

This sculpture is found in Henderson, on Alderman Drive, next to the West Wave roundabout, and adjacent to Pioneer Park. A tribute to the winemaker families of the area.

The Pioneer Winemaker

The Pioneer Winemaker

The Pioneer Winemaker

The Pioneer Winemaker

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