Libby McCollâ€”who told Lucire that she sign-writes as well, which might explain how she accurately interpreted the lettering on the train carriage
Donna Oâ€™Donoghueâ€”we defy anyone not to smile when they see her work
Philina den Dulk
Lisa Taylor-King, whose raw emotion worked itself into Trinity
Daniel Campion, taking apple cores and hundreds of thousands
Lisa Taylor-King explains to Lucireâ€™s Victoria Jones the inspiration behind her work, Trinity
If you are in Wellington, you need to head to the TSB Arena on Queens Wharf to the New Zealand Art Show, running till August 1 inclusive.
Lucire attended on Friday night, in the presence of Her Excellency Lady Satyanand, for a Wellington Childrenâ€™s Hospital beneﬁt. Our thanks go to Don Christie and Catalyst IT Ltd. for their support.
The event draws some 10,000 visitors and more art from New Zealandâ€™s established artists than you can imagine in one space. Sunday visitors can hear live jazz from 1 p.m.
I was dismayed to hear that the current Wellington City Council intends to cut its share of the the showâ€™s funding. I oppose this, and would reverse this decision if elected mayor. Not only do we get 10,000 visitors to Wellington, the city stands to earn a considerable amountâ€”far more than what is invested.
Where else, after all, could we see such talented artists as Donna Oâ€™Donoghue of New Plymouth (whom I have followed on Twitter for a while), Tracey Devlin-Bailey of Paraparaumu, Ann Skelly and Lisa Taylor-King of Wellington, Libby McColl, Nick Fedaeff and Matt Payne of Auckland, Philina den Dulk of South Otago and Daniel Campion of Nelson under one roof?
While these particular artists tweaked our interest, there are countless more. Visitors can buy at the event, and we, too, were blessed with live music and food at the charity gala on Friday night.â€”Jack Yan
[Cross-posted] My friend Edward Talbot (son of fashion designer Helen Talbot), and his friend and business partner Rowan Wernham, launched their Snapr (sna.pr) service today. Itâ€™s the ideal way to share geotagged photographs in the 2010s, and I expect these guys to do some great things as Snapr takes off.
Snapr was the only Kiwi (if not southern hemisphere) venture to show at SXSWâ€™s Accelerator competition this year, and is a perfect example of how New Zealand talent can take on and change the world.
I foresee Snapr having a big take-up by netizens, especially as we move more into greater smartphone usage, mobile snaps, and augmented reality.
In their release, Ed and Rowan state: â€˜Snapr is a big public channel for people to share whatâ€™s happening in their life. We love the idea of a map with crowdsourced photos, you can look in anywhere, discover new people, and ﬁnd neat things going on.
â€˜Mobile snaps are less about aesthetics, they are an immediate way to show what is going on where you are.â€™
The release goes on to describe the service. â€˜Photos on Snapr are viewed via a map based interface. Snaps from the same place and time are naturally brought together.
â€˜An iPhone application [a free download] allows users to upload photos, send tweets, and view the map on the go.â€™
The founders have their favourite images already grouped on the site, and you can begin to see how it works. Here are Rowanâ€™s, and here are Edâ€™s.
While founded in Auckland, this is the sort of business I see starting in Wellington under my mayoral policies: high-tech, creative, even game-changing. Itâ€™s where the level playing ﬁeld allows Kiwis to reach punch well above our weight.
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