Solo 36 – Hall of the Unrecognised

On now at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts the installation ‘Hall of the Unrecognised’ celebrates the inaugural National Council of Women which first met in Christchurch on 13 April 1896. The installation is part of the Solo 36 group show. It’s an interesting and provoking exhibition considering the current debate around rape and […]

Baby it’s cold inside

A little late to the party but still something rather delightful has popped up in the city.  Cleave (a project between artist Gabby O’Connor, oceanographer Craig Stevens, curator Katharine Allard and the amazing kids from Miramar Central school) is living at 86 Victoria St Wellington until July 13 2013. It’s viewable 24/7 as it’s all […]

Binge Culture takes on Lucrece

“Audience members will be seated close enough to touch the performers and viewers will be encouraged to think about the ways they look at women’s bodies – both on film and in the flesh.” No, that’s not the press release from Wellington Fashion Week. Instead, it’s Lucrece: An Adaptation of Shakespeare’s the Rape of Lucrece, […]

Living City

Did anyone see the installation on Wakefield Street yesterday?

I’d popped out to the central library, and someone had outlined a parking space with small, potted pansies.

It was right next to the zebra crossing outside the West Plaza.

The cutest bit was the meter ticket put into one of the plants!

If you were involved in that, or knows who was, could you get in touch with the Wellingtonista? Thx.