March 16, 2009
A few more shots from the “Muse Me’ event. Kids were more than welcome to join in (as you can see) and they were quick to do so!
March 14, 2009
McLaren’s falls, just off the state highway on the way over the Kaimai ranges.
One of the musicians who came and added to the lovely open air atmosphere.
The free ‘muse me’ event was organised by the council as part of the annual ‘Sustainable backyards’ month. I was thrilled to bits when I saw the event advertised in the paper and couldn’t wait to go and check it out! ‘Muse Me’ was about artists creating art from the environment, while being accompanied by musicians. 95% of the materials used were found in the environment they were used in and there was plenty for the kids to do too. Members were asked to bring a picnic lunch, take home all rubbish and a tree planting ceremony took place to off-set the carbon emissions. Wahoo! Go Tauranga! We arrived at 10-45 and left just after 2pm- just before the ‘open air shakespear’ play. Next year I’m going to participate as an artists…and bring more food so we can stay for the whole thing!
This bird creation attracted a lot of attention, along with the face on the hill. All od the artworks are being left in the hands of mother nature to re-intergrate back into the environment…and I am sure provide a suprise for others who come to enjoy the park! Over the next few days I will be posting close up images of some of these creations as well as a few others on my art blog. Please come over and take a closer look!
December 7, 2008
I spotted this on the wall at the intermediate. I love the light play amongst the foliage around it as much as the art work itself!
Tomorrow I have quite a few photos to share from the Ra Whakangahau Maori Cultural event my son was involved in just recently. See you there!
November 4, 2008
Totem style poles from the ‘sensory garden’ at Greerton Village Primary school. I love the contrast they provide with the stormy sky as well as the cute cartoons painted on them. I wouldn’t mind some for my garden at home.! (Maybe not in fluro green though….)
October 30, 2008
The Greerton Village Primary School Kapahaka Group performing at the the welcome ceremony for the “Catwalk Conquest Tour” an organisation raising funds and awarness for people with spinal injuries. I will be posting more on that tomorrow including some cool pics of the wheelchair modified trike.
The cultural perfomance recieved a good response from the crowd as well as the organisers. It’s quite a moving experience and ofcourse, unique to New Zealand.
Its election time and this politician wasn’t about to miss great photo opportunity! He’s a National Party MP not a Green but I won’t hold it againts him:)
October 20, 2008
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These mosaics are on the low rock walls around the Greerton Village Square. The mosaics are set out around the area periodically and make the area nice to walk around in, especially in early spring when there is the bonus of Pink Cherry blossoms as well!