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.

















Here is the second batch of Instagram photos #Instasalt.


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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)

Here is the first draft for #InstaSalt. Amazing photos! Love it! Keep them coming!

SALT BLOG is running an Instagram photography chance to have your photos blogged here.

Tag your photos #instasalt to be found on Instagram and the admin of Salt Blog will approve and post. Anybody on Instagram is welcome to take part.

Are you an Instagram user?

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We knew the Gap-Fillers project people were on to something as soon as they announced their latest installment in the city: The Dance-O-Mat.

Ok, I should explain what Gap-Fillers Project is, first.

After the quake of Christchurch on February 22, 2011, many buildings had to come down in the city. Many places were deemed unsafe to live in. Many spaces had to be revamped and cleared. If you look at Christchurch now, you will notice there is a lot of empty spaces. A lot of gaps.

The Gap Fillers Project was started by people in the city who decided not  to leave these empty spaces morbidly empty as they were but to instead fill it up with art and creativity.

Dance-O-Mat is just one of their many innovation to fill up the gaps.








Read more on Gap Filler Christchurch here.

Moorhouse Dance Studio is a dance studio that seeks ‘to up-skill and inspire young people through a high level of urban dance training and performance opportunities including competitions and various community events’. Find them on Facebook.

If you’re in LA, or you happen to be in LA for a short period of time, or you plan to go to LA, drop in to this MUSEMENT and go play.

Our friends at Mosaic Los Angeles have put up what they call the ‘playground’ for creatives, artists and professionals (including a few Hollywood cats) to come and explore, experiment and have fun creating just whatever they want.

Sounds really cool. We had a Skype video conference call with David Arcos (who runs this MUSEMENT park) last weekend, and its all happening there (as you will also see in the video).