Auckland - West

Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Category: Colours (page 2 of 12)

Pink

Pink

Pink

Looking towards Albert Park from Victoria Street car park in the city. (Frienz is a backpackers.)

Colour Coordinated

Outdoor Furniture

Outdoor Furniture

Furniture at the Deco Eatery in Titirangi with matching meter cover.

Shades of Blue

Shades of Blue

Shades of Blue

Blue netting, blue sky – and the ubiquitous orange. Construction site, Te Atatu.

Whau River Moorings

Whau River Moorings, Te Atatu

Whau River Moorings, Te Atatu

The Whau River Estuary is an arm of the Waitemata Harbour with the Rosebank peninsula on one side and Kelston-Glendene-Te Atatu on the other. This view is from the new yellow pedestrian/cycle bridge, showing the lines of moored boats with the Te Atatu Boating Club on the right.

Yellow Bridge

Yellow Bridge

Yellow

Yellow Lily

Yellow Lily

I always like the texture of the stamens and stigma on a lily, mindful of the mess that can result from the stamens ….

Pink Landscape

Toon Trees (Toona sinensis)

Toon Trees (Toona sinensis)

A veritable forest of pink toon trees in Landscape Road, Mount Eden. Toon trees (Toona sinensis) are native to China and Southest Asia. The unusual colour of their spring foliage is just stunning. Found in many gardens in Auckland.

Boats

Boats, Westhaven

Boats, Westhaven

An assortment of sailboats at the Ponsonby Cruising Club, Westhaven.

Green

Green

Green

Oak buds bursting open.

HaaPoom (Seung Yul Oh)

HaaPoom (Seung Yul Oh)

HaaPoom (Seung Yul Oh)

The yellow balloon fills the main gallery and its light funnel to best advantage. Part of Seung Yul Oh’s current exhibition at Te Uru.

In more words than I can find (from the wall of the exhibition):

HaaPoom takes its title from the Korean word for yawn’. an infectious and often involuntary act The reference continues artist Seung Yul Oh’s interest in exploring creativity, expression and surprise. Working from the simplest of materials, he transforms everyday experiences into unexpected encounters that are activated by audiences. The title is also a nod to the wind as a defining characteristic of West Auckland, as well as Oh’s keen interest in expansion, growth, kinetic forces and latent potential through the lightest of materials: air.

Always playing with scale, Oh is an expert at creating big effects with the lightest touch, including huge inflated sculptures that can occupy large spaces but remain vulnerable to deflation. Through common motifs, like balloons or giant eggs, he references cycles of growth and regeneration, as well as the spontaneous processes and potential of cosmological forces. HasPoem proposes that the big bang is a giant yawn and provides a playful universe of wonder and primal experiences.

HaaPoom is Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery’s biggest exhibition to date. ead through four galleries and activating many spaces between. The exhibition ures new work made specifically for our new and architecturally distinctive spaces one of New Zealand’s most dynamic and internationally active contemporary artists.

The exhibition is curated by Andrew Clifford and is accompanied by edition artist blication, kindly supported by Starkwhite.

The exhibition runs until November 8.

More by Seung Yul Oh on this blog.

HaaPoom (Seung Yul Oh)

HaaPoom (Seung Yul Oh)

A Feast of Colour

Arboria Luminarium

Arboria Luminarium

Aotea Square is currently occupied by the plastic domes and tunnels of Arboria Luminarium (by Architects of Air). The light is filtered through the coloured plastic walls, resulting in a haze of unreal luminosity. Walk through from dome to dome, or rest in an alcove – or in fact anywhere – to soak up the atmosphere. Enchanting!

Dress lightly, it does get hot inside…

Until October 11 (closed Mondays).

Town Hall

Town Hall

Blue

Blue

Arboria Luminarium

Arboria Luminarium

Arboria Luminarium

Arboria Luminarium

Arboria Luminarium

Arboria Luminarium

Arboria Luminarium

Arboria Luminarium

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