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

October 12, 2013

Mystery Mountain

Filed under: Black and White,Experimental,New Lynn — Tags: , — paul @ 7:01 am
Project by "Helios"

Project by “Helios”

On Thursday, the “Here Now – Re-Imagining New Lynn” event opened. The as yet unused retail spaces of the New Lynn Merchant Quarter were given over to projects by second-year students of the School of Architecture and Planning at Auckland University. Plenty of imagination was on offer and often brilliantly realised. I thought it was a success, particularly since it showed how the place can get a buzz with people milling about, and interacting – especially effective with the Thursday Night New Lynn Market held at the Community Centre next door.

The installation shown here is entitled “Frame of Mind” by a group calling themselves “Helios“: fabric, covered painstakingly by reflecting perspex triangles, thrown over a scaffold, formed intriguing landscapes in the folds right down to the floor. Lights enhancing the effects, and signs inviting “Do Touch”. Inside, the structure has the same reflective nature, with a reddish tone, and of course glitter multiplied infinitely. One of my favorites of the event.

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

October 10, 2013

Anticipation

Filed under: Art,Festivals,New Lynn — Tags: — paul @ 6:51 am
Paper Moon Project

Paper Moon Project

Three students were huddled under this bell shape, cut from supersized paper, when I caught this glimpse through a window at the Merchant Quarter, New Lynn. They are busy preparing their projects which will liven up New Lynn from tonight until Sunday night under the motto “Here Now – Re-Imagining New Lynn”. Looking forward to what their enthusiasm, energy and above all imagination will reveal tonight, and the following nights!

More details in Monday’s post.

Dates:
Thu 10 Oct, 6:00pm–10:00pm
Fri 11 Oct, 10:00am–8:00pm
Sat 12 Oct, 10:00am–6:00pm
Sun 13 Oct, 10:00am–5:00pm

October 7, 2013

Tea and Toast

Filed under: Festivals,New Lynn — Tags: — paul @ 7:13 am
Tea and Toast

Tea and Toast

Artfully prepared toast at New Lynn. Display at the Merchant Quarter in readiness for the upcoming “Here Now – Re-imagining New Lynn” event.

A video of the construction of this display is here.

Part of Auckland Heritage Festival.

As part of the Auckland wide Heritage Festival, the University of Auckland’s School of Architecture and Planning and Auckland Council are collaborating on the event Here Now: Re-imagining New Lynn.

For this event 120 second-year architecture students will design and fabricate installations to activate vacant retail space within New Lynn. The installations will recall this suburb’s rich cultural, social and industrial heritage as well as imagining its future.

Over four days (10-13 October) visitors are invited to self-navigate a trail from the New Lynn Station to the Titirangi Road intersection, discovering the students’ imaginative and innovative large-scale installations. With the use of sound, light, projection, social media and the wider Auckland train network the Here-now event will energize the centre of New Lynn, capturing the public’s imagination and bringing this area to life.

Dates:
Thu 10 Oct, 6:00pm–10:00pm
Fri 11 Oct, 10:00am–8:00pm
Sat 12 Oct, 10:00am–6:00pm
Sun 13 Oct, 10:00am–5:00pm

Tea and Toast

Tea and Toast

September 29, 2013

Here Now

Filed under: Advertisements,New Lynn — Tags: — paul @ 8:17 am
Here Now - Re-imagining New Lynn

Here Now – Re-imagining New Lynn

Here Now – Re-imagining New Lynn” is an event which will surrender presently empty (too new or too old) retail space of New Lynn to second-year students of the School of Architecture and Planning of the University of Auckland. “The installations will recall this suburb’s rich cultural, social and industrial heritage as well as imagining its future.” Spaces stretching out along the Totara Avenue shared zone.

Part of Auckland Heritage Festival.

Dates:
Thu 10 Oct, 6:00pm–10:00pm
Fri 11 Oct, 10:00am–8:00pm
Sat 12 Oct, 10:00am–6:00pm
Sun 13 Oct, 10:00am–5:00pm