Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

August 9, 2016

Butterflies

Filed under: Art,Henderson,Walls — paul @ 7:04 am
Butterfly

Butterfly

Mural by the Kakano Youth Arts Collective at the Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson.

More murals at Oakland Daily Photo.

Butterflies

Butterflies

July 19, 2016

Kakano Project Henderson

Filed under: Art,Henderson,Walls — paul @ 7:04 am
Stevies Lane, Henderson

Stevies Lane, Henderson

A big wall at PB Technology had the Kakano treatment. A collaboration between Unitec and Corban Estate Arts Centre aiming at reducing graffiti vandalism – channeling creative energies in positive ways.

Artists: Berst, Nayls, Rachel.

Watch a video of this (September 2015).

Stevies Lane, Henderson

Stevies Lane, Henderson

July 15, 2016

Padlocked

Filed under: Buildings,Henderson — paul @ 9:04 am
Padlock

Padlocked

Detail of the former “Corban’s Original Wine Shop” in Henderson. Between Great North Road and the railway line. And here is the story:

A prohibition majority in 1909 meant that the selling of wine in Henderson was illegal, but as the Henderson no-licence boundary ran along the railway line, the Corbans built a depot here to sell their wine. Boundary changes later closed this depot.

Now part of the Corban Estate Art Centre (which is very much open to the public!).

Corban's Wine Depot, Henderson

Corban’s Wine Depot, Henderson

June 22, 2016

Tuku Iho (Robert Jahnke, 2015)

Filed under: Art,Henderson,Light — paul @ 10:19 am
Tuku Iho (Robert Jahnke, 2015)

Tuku Iho (Robert Jahnke, 2015)

A cube of one-way mirror glass and neon letters by Robert Jahnke at Corban Estate Arts Centre in their exhibition “Nga aho taruarua” (on until July 17, 2016).

From the exhibition notes:

Neon and one way mirrored glass are utilised in Tuku Iho (2015), resulting in a repetition of words that appears infinite and disappears into a void of darkness. The work captures the Maori notion of the emergence of the world of light from the darkness of Te Po. Jahnke says the words can be translated as ‘to bequeath,’ conveying the Maori concept of eternity; “it is an expression that is often associated with taonga – taonga tuku iho -referring to a treasured or prized possession handed down to the current generation by ancestors”.

June 21, 2016

The Tui at CEAC

Filed under: Art,Birds,Henderson,Walls — paul @ 8:26 am
Tui on the wall

Tui on the wall

On the mural/graffiti wall at Corban Estate Arts Centre, Henderson, The tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) is a bird endemic to New Zealand. Equally at home in the bush and in urban/suburban parks and gardens.

Unidentified artist.

More murals at Oakland Daily Photo.

May 4, 2016

The Overpass

Filed under: Henderson,Reflections — paul @ 9:06 am
The Overpass

The Overpass

Henderson railway station.

February 21, 2016

Painted Boxes: Horses

Filed under: Animals,Henderson,Painted Boxes — paul @ 7:22 am
Horses

Horses

As you drive out Henderson Valley Road, you may well encounter riders on horseback along the way. Next to this transformer box (painted by an unnamed artist) is the Henderson Valley Bloodstock and Stables, with the Henderson Valley Pony Club close by.

Horses

Horses

Horses

Horses

October 20, 2015

Triptych

Filed under: Art,Henderson,Walls — paul @ 9:13 am
Triptych

Triptych

Another mural by the Kakano Youth Collective. This one at Henderson Valley Road where it meets Great North Road.

The wind blowing from the west, the sun setting over the ranges – source of our streams, and native eels.

More murals on Oakland Daily Photo.

Mural by Kakano Collective

Mural by Kakano Collective

Mural by Kakano Collective

Mural by Kakano Collective

Mural by Kakano Collective

Mural by Kakano Collective

October 17, 2015

Bamboo Curtain

Filed under: Black and White,Henderson,Plants — paul @ 8:12 am
Bamboo Curtain

Bamboo Curtain

Bamboo Hedge on Forest Hill Road.

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.

September 3, 2015

Circular

Filed under: Henderson,Lincoln,Shadows — paul @ 8:36 am
Five Circles

Five Circles

Bicycle stands at Countdown supermarket, Lincoln Road

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