Sculpture on the Peninsula

A fundraiser every second year for the Cholmondeley Children’s home, which provides short-term respite care for children aged 3 – 12. This is the South Island’s Largest Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition (see http://www.sculpturenz.co.nz/). Lots of photos for me to choose from. I’ve just put a few of my favourites here, but have more on my Flickr site at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/97210148@N08/sets/72157637717466504/

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Find Mr Blobby…. SONY DSC

I took a few photos of these dandelions, however I don’t like how they came out. I’ve put the rest of the photos on my Flickr page. If anyone has any ideas on how to improve the colour in them, leave me a comment. thanks.

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Bus Shelter Art

These bus shelters around Dunedin were painted by late Broad Bay artist John Noakes. He spent 15 years painting murals on 65 bus shelters around Dunedin. The work was commissioned by Keep Dunedin Beautiful as part of a wider beautification project.

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Dunedin artist Daniel Mead painted a portrait of Mr Noakes on one of the shelter’s walls at Company Bay, and re-created Mr Noakes’ original work from 1987 on the remaining walls:

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Grandfather Bill’s Paintings

I so wish I could draw and paint like this. Unfortunately, I can’t, but Olivia and me are one day going to throw some globs of paint at a canvas with our paintbrushes, call it “modern art” and see how much we can get for it on Trademe.

The girls were delighted to find three of their grandfathers’ artworks on display at the New Zealand Academy of Arts in Wellington:

Now, which one is my dad and which one is my uncle….

1979 versus 2012, which one is the better looking and more innocent… (Had to convert this one to black and white since I made such a hash job of the photo. Sorry, John you turned out bright yellow!)

You can see more artwork at www.artfind.co.nz/artist/wamacc/1

Jack, a budding artist at work painting a watercolour after Grandfather Bill showed him how to…