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Whakuku a Nga Kina

by stephen clover on February 11, 2013 in Art, Outdoors, Waterfront

The art world is full of sharks[citation needed], but one recent public sculpture is attracting watery beasts of a different kind.

Via his Facebook group, artist Michel Tuffery has been documenting the sting-rays which have been cruising his Nga Kina at Kumutoto wharf which was installed in November 2012.

"Just about touch it, came to say Kia ora, Tuffs" (image used without permission)

“Just about touch it, came to say Kia ora, Tuffs” (image used without permission)

Apparently the rays always turn up at low-tide, so go down and check them out! (Google Maps link)

Nga Kina at night (image: Darren Foster, Nektar Films Wellington)

Nga Kina at night (image: Darren Foster, Nektar Films Wellington; used without permission)

 

Stephen Clover

Stephen Clover swears too much, drinks too much, and is frequently being sent not-safe-for-work weblinks by his amusing friends. He lives for music and art. He also worships at the same church as Tom Beard.

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