Daily Archives: March 15, 2010

What if? Stadium of Dunedin… features in Special Collections de Beer Gallery exhibition

@five15design (Paul Le Comte) drew attention to this excitement late on Saturday night with a Tweet…

Exhibition poster:

Snippets from exhibition cabinets:

“The short unbound or loosely bound publications we know as pamphlets (less than 48 pages) suit topical subjects, especially if they smack of propaganda and the polemic.”

“Hocken was very good at clumping like-pamphlets together, often centred on themes such as ‘Old New Zealand’, ‘Botany’ or ‘Travel’. Later volumes are arranged more randomly and were not bound under his direction.”

From exhibition catalogue:

VITRINES
1. A selection of blog sites: the modern-day pamphlets?
2. A selection of pamphlets from the Hunter Pamphlet Collection, Hocken Library.
3. A selection of pamphlets from the Hunter Pamphlet Collection, Hocken Library.
4. A selection of blog sites: the modern-day pamphlets?

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A sample page of What if? Stadium of Dunedin… features in Vitrine (read: window) 4., outside the Special Collections de Beer Gallery, 1st Floor Central Library, University of Otago.

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So long as no-one thinks this is Art!

$350,000 could buy a work of public art that is prestigious, contemporary and in tune with our cultural identity going forward.

WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY

### ODT Online Mon, 15 Mar 2010
Weta unveils proposed RWC sculpture
Weta Workshop has unveiled a miniature of a sculpture, which has been proposed as a centre piece for Wellington’s hosting of the 2010 Rugby World Cup. The unveiling took place at Weta Workshop in Miramar in Wellington today. NZPA
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Just to hand, two Tweets…

@hamish_keith @CherylBernstein It is exactly the kind of sculpture Hitler would approve of

@hamish_keith Weta rugby sculpture might get Hitler’s approval unlike their sign http://bit.ly/9u0eae I had hoped we were over narrative crap like that

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