28th of November 2012
The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey World Premiere
Like all of New Zealand caught in the buzz of the new Peter Jackson movie launch, I impulsively took a flight to Wellington where the world premiere was being held. From Wellington airport to Courtney Place, here are some of the photos that we managed to get.
Majestic Collective and Youth had a rare chance to do up a 8 metre by 12 metre wall at Shirley intermediate school in Christchurch. They gave us their core values and mission statement and we came up with a design that we thought spoke them in a visual manner.
A lot of fun was had in the making of this art piece.
Moorhouse is a group from Christchurch New Zealand.
And this is what’s trending on YouTube. Great stuff boys.
There’s a gang of Majestic Collective artists doing rounds in the USA – living the life, experiencing the American summer and meeting a lot of fellow artists there. Here is a collection of photos taken from LA.
More photos of Atlanta and Panama to come.
If you’re in Christchurch, its ok if you’re jealous. I am too.
In Christchurch, New Zealand, 10 massive optical illusion-inducing mixed-media art pieces by Mike Hewson pay homage to the former Christchurch Normal School which opened in 1876.
The building, completely renovated for apartment and retail use in 1981 and renamed Cranmer Courts, was damaged badly in the February 2012 magnitude 6.3 earthquake and it is now destined for demolition.
Before it is gone forever, Hewson wanted to pay homage to the building that used to house a vibrant community. He covered the total of 130 square meters of plywood with mixed-media images depicting artists and others who lived and worked in the building.
Private donations and Hewson’s own money covered the $15,000 installation costs. New Zealand-born (in 1985) Mike Hewson is a civil engineer, graduate of Canterbury University (2007). He has worked as a civil engineer in Port Hedland in Western Australia, but has travelled regularly to New Zealand to complete works of art there. He will move permanently back to New Zealand next month and focus on his art full time. – Tuija Seipell (The Cool Hunter)