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

August 8, 2016

Orange Sculpture

Filed under: Point Chevalier,sculpture — paul @ 7:06 am
Orange Sculpture

Orange Sculpture

The construction of the Eric Armishaw Boardwalk in Point Chevalier involved a lot of protective fences which shifted to various positions as required. Now near completion of the project, there seems to be some surplus, draped into delightful shapes.

March 19, 2016

Piwakawaka Fusion (Rose Petterson)

Filed under: Art,Birds,Black and White,sculpture — paul @ 7:01 am
Piwakawaka Fusion (Rose Petterson)

Piwakawaka Fusion (Rose Petterson)

Delicate fantails (piwakawaka) made by Rose Petterson, using 3D printing techniques. There is a whole grove of them at the Harbourview Sculpture Trail in Te Atatu.

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

Piwakawaka Fusion (Rose Petterson)

Piwakawaka Fusion (Rose Petterson)

March 15, 2016

Kotare Te Atatu (The Dawn Kingfishers)

Filed under: Art,sculpture,Te Atatu — paul @ 7:03 am
Kotare Te Atatu (The Dawn Kingfishers)

Kotare Te Atatu (The Dawn Kingfishers)

Details from a flock of kingfishers at the Harbourview Sculpture Trail. About 15cm high, mounted on kanuka poles of varying lengths, these cast glass sculptures are the work of Fiona Rennie Schwieters. Shown here on a rainy day.

Kotare is the maori name for kingfisher (halcyon sancta), and Te Atatu – the location of the Trail – is translated as “Dawn”.

Kotare Te Atatu (The Dawn Kingfishers)

Kotare Te Atatu (The Dawn Kingfishers)

March 6, 2016

Eyelet (Rebecca Rose)

Filed under: Art,sculpture,Te Atatu — paul @ 8:45 am
Eyelet (Rebecca Rose)

Eyelet (Rebecca Rose)

An eyecatching work of impressive scale (stainless steel, 2 metres diameter) at the Harbourview Sculpture Trail in Te Atatu. The artist is Rebecca Rose.

From the catalogue: This sculpture is inspired by water and the beautiful sinuous shapes water creates in our environment. For me, the rivers, lakeshores and twisting coastlines are an ever-evolving art form. This work stands as a reminder to all of us, to care for this precious resource.

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

March 5, 2016

Manu Hangarua (Todd Sheridan)

Filed under: Art,sculpture,Te Atatu — paul @ 10:05 am
Manu Hangarua (Todd Sheridan)

Manu Hangarua (Todd Sheridan)

The Harbourview Sculpture Trail in Te Atatu opens today. Set on a beautiful site with views of Auckland, lush vegetation and fine wetlands.

From Saturday 5 March to Monday 28 March 2016. Open daily from 10am-6pm Mon to Thurs, with later Twilight hours every Friday & Saturday till 7.30pm.

This sculpture “Manu Hangarua” (recycled kite) by Gisborn artist Todd Sheridan has proud position at the top, wetlands in the mid-ground and the receding tide stretching to Auckland City in the distance.

From the catalogue: “Manu Hangarua was inspired by the form of ‘Manu Tukutuku’ or ‘Manu Aute’, two examples of traditional Māori kites. They were flown for leisure, and were also used for spiritual purposes. Given the winds that sweep over this site, the sculpture fits within the kaupapa and context of the land.

March 4, 2016

Sculpture in the Gardens

Filed under: Art,sculpture — paul @ 8:17 am
To the End of Love (LLew Summers)

To the End of Love (LLew Summers)

Sculpture in the Gardens at the Auckland Botanic Gardens is coming to an end this Sunday, March 6. We remembered just in time to have a look. Here two samples of beautiful work.

Titipounamu -- A Necklace With Lost Gems (Bing Dawe)

Titipounamu — A Necklace With Lost Gems (Bing Dawe)

Titipounamu -- A Necklace With Lost Gems (Bing Dawe)

Titipounamu — A Necklace With Lost Gems (Bing Dawe)

January 27, 2016

Hear No, See No, and Speak No … (Richard McWhannell 1989)

Filed under: Art,Hillsborough,sculpture,Smile — paul @ 7:07 am
Hear No, See No, and Speak No take a walk

Hear No, See No, and Speak No take a walk

The TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre has an exhibition of works by Richard McWhannell: “In My Own Time: 1972 – 2015”. The majority of his works are paintings, but some sculptures are also on show.

The exhibition runs until April 10.

November 3, 2015

Bad Hair Day

Filed under: Art,sculpture,Smile — paul @ 7:09 am
Brolga

Brolga

The heads of two Australian Brolga Cranes made from copper (recycled from old hot water cylinders) at an exhibition “Country Life” at Orewa’s Estuary Arts Centre: New ceramic, jewellery and copper sculptural work by our friends, Riverhead artists Stuart and Virginia Angus. Until November 22.

The view of the gallery in the last picture shows the brolga pair at the back.

Brolga

Brolga

At the Estuary Arts Centre, Orewa

At the Estuary Arts Centre, Orewa

July 17, 2015

At the Gallery

Filed under: Art,sculpture — paul @ 7:04 am
Alice's Birthday Party (Dean Buchanan), Detail

Alice’s Birthday Party (Dean Buchanan), Detail

In yesterday’s post I got sidetracked into a study of mime and gestures — time to actually show some of the work on display at the Upstairs Gallery, Titirangi. Father (Dean) and son team Dean Buchanan (paintings) and Rudi Buchanan-Strewe (sculptures) are showing “Contemporary Works” at the Upstairs Gallery Titirangi until Sunday, July 26 2015.

The Hatter (Rudi Buchanan-Strewe)

The Hatter (Rudi Buchanan-Strewe)

Irises with Delft Tiles (Dean Buchanan), Detail

Irises with Delft Tiles (Dean Buchanan), Detail

White Rabbit (Rudi Buchanan-Strewe)

White Rabbit (Rudi Buchanan-Strewe)

Bush Scene, Detail

Bush Scene, Detail

Lone Kauri Road Letterboxes (Dean Buchanan)

Lone Kauri Road Letterboxes (Dean Buchanan)

July 6, 2015

Te Ao Whanui (Whare Thompson 2012)

Filed under: Art,Henderson,Massey,pou,sculpture — paul @ 7:15 am
Te Ao Whanui (Whare Thompson 2012)

Te Ao Whanui (Whare Thompson 2012)

Each of the approaches to the Huruhuru Creek bridge on Triangle Road (Henderson/Massey) are decorated with a row of pou (poles), and a pair of guardians in the shape of a boat closest to the bridge. Salvaged totara logs and aluminium. Carved by Whare Thomson.

Te Ao Whanui (Whare Thompson 2012)

Te Ao Whanui (Whare Thompson 2012)

Te Ao Whanui (Whare Thompson 2012)

Te Ao Whanui (Whare Thompson 2012)

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