06 March 2008

The new.

"Soak in the brilliance of some of New Zealand and Australia's finest artists at the new Chaffers Gallery opening on Saturday 8 March. The Home and Away exhibition, co-hosted with Gow Langsford Gallery, will feature works by Dale Franks, Allen Maddox, Colin McCahon, Dibbles, Judy Millar and Gordon Walters to name a few. This exhibition is a must see."

Advertorial from yesterday's DomPost.

Pict: Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 1868-1961

4 Sleeps: the trails

Ridgeline at Makara Peak.
More fun than a barrel of monkeys.

05 March 2008

Balancing act

Since the start of the year I've been monitoring arts coverage in the Herald and the Dom Post - namely the editorial column centimetres dedicated to each of visual arts, theatre or performing arts, dance, music, film, and literary arts over the last couple of months.
  • I suspect it's rather skewed by the Wellington festival and the performing bias there
  • Visual arts placed a lot higher than I suspected, but then a good tale about a wealthy collector, a stolen McCahon, and stunning customer service will do that
  • Music wins, thanks to Tom Jones
  • Surprisingly low was literarature, again I think due to the festival, but Readers and Writers week will likely balance that out a bit
  • And dancers lose.

It's by no means an exhaustive study - I missed a handful of the weekend papers, and forgot on a couple of days - but remotely interesting to do. You'd almost think I have nothing better to do.

5 Sleeps: the culture

Ping Pong Country, Mighty Mighty.

04 March 2008

6 Sleeps: the landscape

Round the bays, roughly below the Ataturk Memorial (loosely in the spirit of Patrick Reynolds' Two bodies one car, which is loosely in the spirit of SJD's Two bodies).