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Painted Boxes: Titirangi Living (Heathermeg 2010)

Painted Boxes: Titirangi Living (Heathermeg 2010)

Painted Boxes: Titirangi Living (Heathermeg 2010)

(Wednesday is for painted boxes.)

This newly painted transformer was pointed out to me by our friends Ivo and Ingwor. It is near the top end of Woodfern Crescent in Titirangi and depicts typical houses, gardens and the bush of the area. The painter is local artist Heathermeg who we saw on last Sunday’s post, and quite appropriately she included a glimpse of her landmark Art Bunker in the design (the blue bit on the left in the picture above).

Painted Boxes: Titirangi Living (Heathermeg 2010)

Painted Boxes: Titirangi Living (Heathermeg 2010)

Painted Boxes: Mybird (Heathermeg Sampson)

Thunderbird (Heathermeg Sampson)

Thunderbird (Heathermeg Sampson)

Harking back to the good old days is Heathermeg Sampson of the Art Bunker, just around the corner from this cabinet in Kaurilands Road, Titirangi.

Art Bunker: Half Price Sale!

Byron Delves and Heathermeg in Front of the Art Bunker

Byron Delves and Heathermeg in Front of the Art Bunker

The August theme for the City Daily Photo bloggers is “Bright Colours”. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.

The Art Bunker at 108 Atkinson Road, Titirangi is a colourful landmark and a hive of creativity. Right now, Heathermeg and Byron are holding a clearance sale (“Everything at half price”), hoping to create the space needed to refurbish the premises in time for the Christmas season, and to better accommodate their evolving activities. Heathermeg is the painter (on canvas, corrugated iron, fabric, …) and Byron is an accomplished jeweller and potter. Check out their website for some of the work.

Right opposite of the Art Bunker is Kaurilands School – I like the fact that the children get such an immediate taste of the arts in the community.

The Art Bunker

The Art Bunker

Artbunker

Exuberance

Exuberance

You can’t miss the concrete box opposite of Kaurilands School, at 108 Atkinson Road, Titirangi, with its bright colours and the creative energy spilling right out onto the footpath. The Artbunker is Heathermeg’s empire, where paint meets canvas (or corrugated iron, or textiles, or …). Now in full flight to fill your Christmas orders.

See also these posts.

Artist at Work

Artist at Work

The Artbunker

The Artbunker

That Little Shop

Kylie at That Little Shop

Kylie at That Little Shop

There is new life at 108 Atkinson Road, Titirangi: Kylie has opened a gift shop — aptly named “That Little Shop” — and as you enter the scent of vanilla and other candles engulfs you. From fine teas to cushions, artwork and candles, and no doubt more to come as the shop develops its identity. We wish her the best of success.

(After Heathermeg left the Artbunker last August, everyone was left wondering what might become of it. A very successful transformation, I would say. The painted power pole and the flowers on the entrance step just a teeny reminder of the past.)

That Little Shop

That Little Shop

That Little Shop

That Little Shop

That Little Shop

That Little Shop

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