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My Pic Is My Bond (Anah Dunsheath)

My Pic Is My Bond (Anah Dunsheath)

Anah Dunsheath‘s work from the “headland Sculpture on the Gulf” exhibition, Waiheke. (Exhibition finished yesterday)

My Pic Is My Bond (Anah Dunsheath)

My Pic Is My Bond (Anah Dunsheath)

A Heart for Valentines

A Heart for Valentines

A Heart for Valentines

Detail from a sculpture by Audrey Boyle “The knot not and the not now” at the “headland Sculpture on the Gulf” exhibition, Waiheke. A fun installation (its cryptic title notwithstanding), as viewers are invited to play with the ‘fence’, adding or removing knots, leading to ever new incarnations of the concept. Not sure what the (fabric covered) raw material was, but it had great tactile qualities.

The sculpture formed part of a research project by Aydrey Boyle at Unitec.

The headland exhibition will end tomorrow, Sunday, February 15.

The knot not and the not now (Audrey Boyle)

The knot not and the not now (Audrey Boyle)

The Rooster (Jeff Thomson)

The Rooster (Jeff Thomson)

The Rooster (Jeff Thomson)

One of the works in the pavilion of the “headland Sculpture on the Gulf” exhibition. Jeff Thomson is best known for his corrugated iron sculptures, but his practice encompasses quite a bit more. This rooster, resplendent in red, is certainly an eye-catcher.

The Hen and the Rooster (Jeff Thomson)

The Hen and the Rooster (Jeff Thomson)

Target (James Wright)

Target (James Wright)

Target (James Wright)

This is one of the sculptures at “headland Sculpture on the Gulf” on Waiheke Island. The artist is James Wright from Clevedon. His “Tree Man” impressed last year at “Sculpture in the Gardens”.

The exhibition on Waiheke will close on Sunday, 15 February.

Target (James Wright)

Target (James Wright)

Lookout – Pacific Radiolaria (Virginia King)

Lookout - Pacific Radiolaria (Virginia King)

Lookout - Pacific Radiolaria (Virginia King)

One more item from the Headland Sculpture on the Gulf exhibition. This suspended stainless steel structure is entitled Lookout – Pacific Radiolaria, by Virginia King. Diameter: 2 metres.

Throw Away Fix (Brett Oakes)

Throw Away Fix (Brett Oakes)

Throw Away Fix (Brett Oakes)

From the Headland Sculpture on the Gulf exhibition on Waiheke Island. An extra large coffee to go overlooks the waters of the Waitemata Harbour. In the distance top right one recognizes the silhouette of Rangitoto Island, and with a lot of imagination one can imagine the Sky Tower more or less in the centre.

Throw Away Fix is a sculpture by Brett Oakes.

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

Reflective Lullaby (Gregor Kregar)

Taking on the Gnomes

Taking on the Gnomes

These two shiny gnomes are by Gregor Kregar (we have seen his Immersive Echo yesterday, and his flock of cornered sheep at the TSB Bank Wallace Art Centre). They are entitled “Reflective Lullaby”.

Made from marine grade stainless steel, they will set you back NZD 20,000 a piece. At Headlands Sculpture on the Gulf on Waiheke Island (January 28 to February 20).

Part of the enjoyment of art exhibitions is “people watching”. In the solemn setting of museums, this has to be practiced with due restraint. By contrast, open-air events can be much more in your face, camera at the ready.

Find more weekend reflections at James’ Newtown Area Photo.

Immersive Echo (Gregor Kregar)

Immersive Echo by Gregor Kregar at Cable Bay Vineyards

Immersive Echo by Gregor Kregar at Cable Bay Vineyards

At the end of our walk through the Headland Sculpture on the Gulf exhibition the clouds finally disappeared completely, and as we sat down at the Cable Bay Vineyards we enjoyed a briliant afternoon. The vineyard itself also hosted a small sculpture show, amongst them this glistening work by Gregor Kregar, entitled “Immersive Echo” (we have previously shown his flock of cornered sheep at the TSB Bank Wallace Art Centre).

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

Immersive Echo by Gregor Kregar at Cable Bay Vineyards

Immersive Echo by Gregor Kregar at Cable Bay Vineyards

French Knitting (Mia Hamilton)

Pohutukawa Tree and French Knitting by Mia Hamilton

Pohutukawa Tree and French Knitting by Mia Hamilton

Remember your childhood before computer games? Mia Hamilton wants to evoke that smile with her entry in the Headland Sculpture on the Gulf exhibition on Waiheke Island (28 January — 20 February, go there before it is all over!). From the catalogue: “This work is raw, honest and larger than life”.

Yours for $4,500. (Tree not included.)

Get Knitting! (Strickliesel)

Get Knitting! (Strickliesel)

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