Dunedin: Randoms from inside warehouse precinct 18.10.14

Photographs taken at the Vogel St. Street Party (public tours) held on Saturday, 18 October. [click to enlarge]

Jetty St overbridge with McIndoes, ADI, Jade and Reed’s buildings
Vogel 21 IMG_5165Vogel 20 IMG_5168

View from Stavely Building rooftop across NMA Building to Holcim on Fryatt St
Vogel 28a IMG_5155

Bond St apartments and mixed useVogel 23 IMG_5155

Former Chief Post Office bronze-framed windows
Vogel 22 IMG_5155

Stavely Building, cnr Bond and Jetty Sts, apartments with shared atrium
vogel-17b1-quick-render-img_5194 (2)Vogel 16 IMG_5202

Reed’s Building (former Otago Education Board offices), 75 Crawford St
Vogel 15 IMG_5212Vogel 24 IMG_5155Vogel 14 IMG_5215

Street art cnr Princes and Jetty Sts by Pixel Pancho (ITA)
Vogel 31 IMG_5155Vogel 32 IMG_5155Vogel 33 IMG_5155

Agricultural Hall and Sammy’s (former His Majesty’s Theatre), Crawford St
Vogel 25 IMG_5155Vogel 26 IMG_5155

Street art, DCC carpark in Water St
Vogel 3 IMG_5263Vogel 4 IMG_5259Vogel 7 IMG_5251

Stavely Building parapet decal (side on) – Gresham Hotel relief (woman’s head)
Vogel 30 IMG_5155Vogel 34 IMG_5155

Light fitting, Stavely Building – Chalk it up, DCC carpark Water St
Vogel 27 IMG_5155Vogel 2a IMG_5272Vogel 1 IMG_5270

Street furniture outside ADI (former Donald Reid Stores Building), 77 Vogel St
Vogel 44 IMG_5155

Mural by Phlegm (London), former Rogan McIndoe Building, Vogel St
Vogel 42 IMG_5155Vogel 43 IMG_5155Vogel 41 IMG_5155Vogel 40 IMG_5155Vogel 39 IMG_5155Vogel 38 IMG_5155

Former Otago Harbour Board offices (43 Jetty St) seen from Reed’s Building
Vogel 10 IMG_5218

Former Gresham Hotel, Queens Gardens, cnr Rattray and Cumberland Sts
Vogel 36 IMG_5155Vogel 37 IMG_5155

Street art by Be Free (AU), alley off Police St (behind 104 Bond St)
Vogel 12.4 IMG_5008

Related Posts and Comments:
15.10.14 Vogel St. Street Party | Saturday 18 Oct 3pm – 11pm
22.6.14 Vogel Street Heritage Precinct (TH13) [photos]
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28.9.14 “DCC entitlement” about to ramrod change at CBD #manipulation
1.7.14 Jonathan Howard: ‘Changing Dunedin City: Snapshots from the air’
19.2.11 Reed Building, 75 Crawford Street for demolition?
13.6.10 No temporary cover: historic Stavely Building of Dunedin

Images by Elizabeth Kerr


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38 responses to “Dunedin: Randoms from inside warehouse precinct 18.10.14

  1. Peter

    Great photos,Elizabeth! You have got a good eye.

  2. Hype O'Thermia

    Peter said it first, I’m me-tooing. Astonishing photos from angles I’d never thought of, going much further than novelty by adding richer awareness for those of us who know the area from, mainly, street level. Appreciation plus, E!

  3. Elizabeth

    Thanks Peter and Hype! Many pics later…. a wee sample.

  4. Thank you so much Elizabeth you look for a photograph what is really informative and interesting.

  5. Elizabeth

    raymac97, glad they have you thinking! Obviously, some light and angle-averse issues amongst this selection but literally had seconds between people on the building tours stepping in front of lens, plus some dirty windows to dull capture. Still to cover all the street art (some of which was applied to raw red brick – with which I’m far from happy) another day this week hopefully – this time with more light control available, depth of focus notwithstanding.

  6. Elizabeth

    █ Warehouse precinct (1963)
    Great aerial view by Whites Aviation Ltd uploaded by David Murray at Upright! Exploring Dunedin’s Built Heritage


    Brief mention – surely, a photo reveal in Monday’s McPravda broadsheet ?

    ### ODT Online Sat, 18 Oct 2014
    Crowds turn out for street party [one photo]
    Cool conditions didn’t deter the crowds from coming out to the Vogel St street party in Dunedin today. The party is aimed at showing off the grandeur of the city’s heritage buildings and highlighting the revitalisation going on in the warehouse precinct.
    Read more

  7. Mike

    I was reminded on Saturday of when they would close the next block south during the winter A&P show and hold a street party of a different sort with ferris wheels, and sideshows

  8. Elizabeth

    Mike, those were great times – we used to enjoy those show days immensely! We’d stare at new cars, tractors, equipment, animals, baking goods, crafts, eat candy floss, be part of the friendly crowds – a Day Out. The chance to meet farming friends, relatives and stock breeders visiting, like us, from the countryside – and the families and staff of our Dunedin-based stock agents, accountants, lawyers and other professionals who were formal backbone and advisory to our farming enterprise. You take me back! The fact of the Winter Show, where town and country met, actually supplies a vein to why I joined with a small group of associates to set up and establish the Otago Farmers Market – a kind of hint or microcosm of all that and nostalgia trip, with the commercial imperative for assisting a slice of the productive sector in Otago, to ‘grow’ their business and be seen at Dunedin.

  9. Mike

    As a city kid we’d love to go too – the Winter Show was a big big deal – I remember entering the competitions (just like the local school flower show – where did those go?), and even winning a first prize. The big deal though was the side shows, and the lights, something we only ever saw there – remember, as a kid, this was a Dunedin where the Nee’s sign and the Barton’s pigs were a big deal :-) and let’s not forget that time when the DIC got that first escalator.

    The summer show was in comparison a bit of a let down (at least for a small kid)

  10. Elizabeth

    ### ODT Online Mon, 20 Oct 2014
    Hipsters join families in street party
    A packed Dunedin warehouse precinct at the weekend exceeded the expectations of organisers of the Vogel St Party, held to celebrate the ongoing renewal of the heritage area. The city was invited to the event that included tours of historic buildings and a chance to see some of the latest in street art, and the city turned up. […] Three years ago, the council agreed to spend $500,000 to help improve the look of the area, with the aim of encouraging more private investors and those already working in the area to continue fixing up and reusing historic buildings.
    Read more

  11. Elizabeth

    Mike, we appear to be of the same era and length of tooth, with the exact same benchmarks. The escalator was a revelation (to everyone except my mother who refused to use it or any other such – it became an in-store travel divide!).

  12. Elizabeth

    ### dunedintv.co.nz October 20, 2014 – 7:12pm
    Public street party celebrated the revitalisation of Dunedin’s warehouse precinct
    The revitalisation of Dunedin’s warehouse precinct has been celebrated by thousands of residents. A public party held in Vogel Street on Saturday attracted families, artists, performers, food vendors and musicians. Business owners opened their doors to show renovated commercial spaces, and kids practised their street art skills.

  13. Elizabeth

    ### dunedintv.co.nz October 21, 2014 – 5:44pm
    Street Art Festival hailed as a success
    The inaugural Dunedin Street Art Festival is being hailed as a success. The festival may be in its last few days, but the focus is already turning to its future.


    ODT 17.10.14 (page 14)

    ODT 17.10.14 Letter to the editor McNeill p14

  14. Cars

    Street artists are now front and centre and with some of your images one can see why. Outstanding

  15. Elizabeth

    ### ODT Online Thu, 23 Oct 2014
    Music to our eyes
    A mural – some might say a visual symphony – by UK street artist Phlegm nears completion in Manse St at the end of the Dunedin Street Art Festival yesterday. Nine walls in the warehouse district were transformed into alfresco galleries of creativity and colour, at the hands of New Zealand and overseas artists during the two-week festival. Among other Dunedin works by Phlegm are a ship-eating fish in Vogel St, a long-limbed creature in Moray Pl, and a bird at Second Beach in St Clair, all painted this year.
    ODT Link + Photo by Gerard O’Brien

  16. Elizabeth

    Note to Dunedin City Council
    Painting over raw red brick and stone walls in listed heritage and townscape precincts, altering their natural appearance, is CONTRARY to the Rules of the Dunedin City District Plan.

    Mural applied to raw red brick, alley next to 104 Bond St. Image (detail) - Dunedin Street ArtMural applied to [1860s] raw red brick in the side alley at 104 Bond St
    Image (detail): Dunedin Street Art

    ### ODT Online Thu, 30 Oct 2014
    Visiting artists colour our world
    By Alastair Lynne
    With the Dunedin Street Art Festival all wrapped up and the city left with an array of remarkable artwork, it’s time to show it off.
    Read more

    Sites and Street Artists:

    █ [alley] 104 (98) Bond St – Be Free (Australia) on raw red brick – WORST CASE
    [alley] 104 Bond St (off Police St) – Be Free (Australia)
    █ off Bond St – Sam Sharpe (Dunedin) on raw red brick

    43 Jetty St – Sean Duffell (Wellington)

    2 Manse St – Phlegm (England)

    3 Stafford St – collaboration, Pixel Pancho (Italy) and Phlegm (England) -consented
    8 Stafford St – Mica Still (Wellington) -consented
    22 Stafford St – DALeast (South Africa) -consented

    █ 8 Vogel St – Jon Thom (Dunedin) on raw red brick -consented
    [Substation] 22 Vogel St – Sam Ovens (Dunedin) -consented
    [Substation] Vogel St / 38 Water St – Andy McCready (Dunedin) -consented
    66 Vogel St (behind 76 Vogel St) – Devon Smith (Dunedin) -consented
    █ 76 Vogel St – Phlegm (England) on raw red brick

    █ Water St car park [DCC-owned] – collaboration, Sean Duffell (Wellington) and Mica Still (Wellington) on areas of raw red brick

    Other building facades at issue:
    █ Bath Street – Tuatara, by Roa (Belgium) on raw red brick
    Moray Place – Phlegm (England), on painted brick (previously unpainted?)

    Non-notified resource consents for murals granted by DCC
    (All online non-notified consents)

    ● 66 Vogel Street Dunedin (LUC-2014-491)
    This consent was an application to/for mural at 66 Vogel Street Dunedin.
    This was considered by the Council’s Senior Planner (Consents) on 14 October 2014.

    ● 3 Stafford Street Dunedin (LUC-2014-468)
    This consent was an application to/for mural at 3 Stafford Street Dunedin.
    This was considered by the Council’s Senior Planner (Consents) on 8 October 2014.

    ● 38 Water Street Dunedin & 22 Vogel Street Dunedin (LUC-2014-454)
    This consent was an application to/for mural at 38 Water Street Dunedin & 22 Vogel Street Dunedin.
    This was considered by the Council’s Senior Planner (Consents) on 1 October 2014.

    ● 8 Stafford Street Dunedin (LUC-2014-449)
    This consent was an application to/for mural at 8 Stafford Street Dunedin.
    This was considered by the Council’s Senior Planner (Consents) on 26 September 2014.

    ● 8 Vogel Street Dunedin (LUC-2014-445)
    This consent was an application to/for mural at 8 Vogel Street Dunedin.
    This was considered by the Council’s Senior Planner (Consents) on 23 September 2014.

    ● 25 Stafford Street Dunedin (LUC-2014-447)
    This consent was an application to/for mural at 25 Stafford Street Dunedin.
    This was considered by the Council’s Senior Planner (Consents) on 12 September 2014.

    ● 12 Manse Street Dunedin (LUC-2014-396)
    This consent was an application to/for mural by Phlegm at 12 Manse Street Dunedin.
    This was considered by the Council’s Senior Planner (Consents) on 27 August 2014.

    ● 373 Princes Street Dunedin (LUC-2014-366) [Chipmunks firewall]
    This consent was an application to/for install a mural at 373 Princes Street Dunedin.
    This was considered by the Council’s Senior Planner (Consents) on 7 August 2014.

    ● 7 Bath Street Dunedin (LUC-2013-429) [Tuatara]
    Description: mural on exposed brick wall in heritage precinct
    Date considered: 18 November 2013.

  17. Hype O'Thermia

    What is the Stage 2 plan for when the murals get shabby? There must be a Stage 2 plan, eh.
    Three choices: repaint mural; paint entire wall – entire building?; remove mural paint and restore wall to original condition.
    Unless there was a special coating applied under the mural (???) cleaning paint off a porous surface ain’t a plan, not in anyone’s language.
    But it’s all going to be OK in the long term, like for the next 50+ years. Because no responsible adults would OK a short-term stunt that would cause long-term damage, would they?

  18. Elizabeth

    Fired off a letter to the editor, will see if they publish a council reply.

    Can’t find online reference to a non-notified consent for murals at 104 Bond St.

  19. Elizabeth

    Looking back….

    When asked how the New Zealand artists would be paid for their contributions to the festival, Justin Cashell, a member of Dunedin Street Art who also works for Tourism Dunedin as Tactical Branding and Marketing manager, declined to comment.

    ### critic.co.nz 12:53am Monday, 18 Aug 2014 [Issue 20, 2014]
    $10,000 street art fund not enough
    Additional $5,000 raised despite claims scheme “stinks of Nepotism”
    By Bella Macdonald.
    Dunedin’s first Street Art Festival is set to take place in October. With a $10,000 Dunedin City Council grant for more artwork, organisers have raised a further $5,000 to bring international street artist Dal East to the festival. The contributions of 11 artists have been confirmed to attend the festival, which will take place as part of the Vogel Street Party on 18 October 2014. […] The Dunedin City Council has granted $10,000 from the Central City Heritage Reuse grant to the owner of the Chipmunks building to bring Italian street artist Pixel Pancho to Dunedin.

    The matter of how [the festival] is being funded and who is involved does not blend well with some Dunedin residents.

    One Dunedin artist, who wished to remain anonymous, believed the project “stinks of nepotism”. He says some of the local artists include people that have been employed in other capacities by Tourism Dunedin and aspects of the event appear to be self-promotion of some artists. “We are being asked to pay $5,000 to get Dal East over here when we have a bevvy of incredibly talented NZ street artists,” he said. “I think they are undervaluing NZ street artists and making the ratepayers cough up for no reason.”
    Read more

  20. Unbelievable.

    Stencil protest, Century Theatre_Chipmunks site Princes St### ODT Online Mon, 10 Nov 2014
    New street art defaced
    By Eileen Goodwin
    Some of the new street art adorning buildings in Dunedin’s warehouse precinct and the surrounding area has been defaced with graffiti.
    On its online social media page, Dunedin Street Art says the group “clearly made someone angry” in its effort to bring art to some of the city’s blank walls.
    Read more

    See more images, and comments at https://www.facebook.com/dunedinstreetart/posts/308908149301671

    From the DSA page:
    █ Carolyn Townsley Street art is not commissioned work…they are murals, the stencilled words are street art! And should have been done by local people…

    █ Carolyn Townsley BTW…couldnt just dunedin artists be employed for this work? it irks me to see the same murals as in Melbourne….this should be a local project celebrating local people shouldnt it???

    (our emphasis) What’s the matter with people, is this what’s behind the vandalism?

    *Image: Stencil protest, Century Theatre/Chipmunks site in Princes St
    Source: Dunedin Street Art

    • Elizabeth

      Larger vandalism ??? (paint by Melbourne artist Be free to raw red brick wall) on an 1860s heritage building in the Crawford Street Townscape Precinct, contrary to the district plan precinct rules… see previous comment.
      Mural Location: Side alley next to Salisbury Boutique at 104 Bond Street
      Image: Dunedin Street Art at Facebook

      Mural applied to raw red brick, alley next to 104 Bond St Salisbury Boutique [Image - Dunedin Street Art]

      The buildings to either side of the alley are owned by one of Hayden Cawte’s companies.

    • Elizabeth

      ### ODT Online Mon, 19 Jan 2015
      Best to leave those bricks alone
      By Peter Entwisle – Art Beat
      OPINION To paint or not to paint is the question. Or rather, what to paint and what not to paint is the question. We have recently had a flowering of new and often highly successful murals on city walls. […] It’s also the case that the distinction between what may be dignified as street art and what is really just tagging can get a bit fine. There are legal distinctions, too, because some work of aesthetic merit has not been consented and property owners have a right to be consulted. All of that apart, while I welcome the new development I’d like to draw a line and say there are some building surfaces which should be left free, because their bare, textured surfaces are beautiful and inspiring just as they are.
      Read more

  21. Elizabeth

    ### dunedintv.co.nz November 10, 2014 – 7:05pm
    Commissioned street art defaced
    Some of the city’s commissioned street art murals have been defaced.

  22. Elizabeth

    ODT 8.11.14 (page 30)
    ODT 8.11.14 Letters to the editor Kerr p30
    [click to enlarge]

    “Reply to the reply” is forthcoming depending on the outcome of a consenting matter.

  23. Elizabeth

    Link received Mon, 1 Dec 2014 at 9:30 p.m.

    Former Otago Harbour Board offices at 43 Jetty Street
    Hayden Cawte’s announcement: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152852197665406&set=a.10151332827695406.527686.707625405&type=1&theater

    Woodstock sketch HCawte Facebook Nov 2014[screenshot tweaked]

    130-year old Woodstock Building (former Harbour Board building) to be redeveloped. Pedestrian precinct mooted.

    ### ODT Online Wed, 3 Dec 2014
    Pedestrian precinct may come with conversions
    By Chris Morris
    Building owner Dr Hayden Cawte, of New Zealand Heritage Properties, yesterday confirmed plans to redevelop the Woodstock Building at 43 Jetty St over the next 18 months. The Woodstock Building’s refurbishment could also create a mini-precinct alongside its neighbour, the historic A. H. Reed building in Crawford St, which was also set for redevelopment. Both buildings could be linked to Vogel St by a new pedestrian-only precinct, if a proposal to stop vehicles using a narrow section of Jetty St, below the Cumberland St overbridge, won support.
    Read more

  24. Elizabeth

    Hayden Cawte, another profile —more important is his task to repair and develop the 130-year old Woodstock Building (former Harbour Board offices) on the corner of Jetty and Vogel Streets.
    Cawte’s attitude to heritage precinct development is: “People don’t want the typical spaces that are available. We’re following a niche to follow the people that want more character in their space.”

    Attitude is one thing, sensitivity to good design incorporated into building conservation and restoration (two different things) is another.

    Woodstock building. Photo by David Murray [builtindunedin.com]Photo: David Murray Built in Dunedin

    Otago Harbour Board offices – 43 Jetty Street. Built: 1884 (remodelled 1936). Architect: F.W. Petre (1847-1918). Builder: James Small.
    See historical information and images at David Murray’s Built in Dunedin website.

    Woodstock Building (former Otago Harbour Board) 41 and 43 Jetty Street

    DCC Webmap - 41 & 43 Jetty StreetDCC Webmap – Woodstock Building, former Otago Harbour Board offices, 43 Jetty Street [click to enlarge]

  25. Calvin Oaten

    Seems like a gogetter, Good luck to him. He will be restrained from over exuberance by the building codes , no doubt. It is all good for Dunedin.

  26. Elizabeth

    Gresham Hotel, former“Mostly the bones are pretty good.” –Stephen Macknight on the former Gresham Hotel. Photo: Elizabeth Kerr

    ### ODT Online Wed, 21 Jan 2015
    Owner sees potential in old hotel
    By Chris Morris
    Dunedin’s dilapidated Gresham Hotel is coming back to life as work to prepare the building for a $1.5 million redevelopment gathers pace. The building, formerly the Terminus Hotel, built in the 1880s, has been bought by heritage building owner Stephen [Macknight]. Mr [Macknight], contacted yesterday, confirmed he was planning to earthquake-strengthen and redevelop the building, overlooking Queens Gardens, to make the most of its prominent location.
    Read more

    • Elizabeth

      Work to date included clearing debris, earthquake strengthening and finalising apartment layouts. Many services have also been installed.

      ### ODT Online Tue, 22 Dec 2015
      Gresham shows what it’s made of
      By Craig Borley
      Restoration of the historic Gresham Hotel building is forging ahead. Scaffolding will envelop the 135-year-old building from January 11 and stay in place for about two months, owner Stephen Macknight said yesterday. The Gresham’s blue, yellow and white paint was to go, and in its place, the original rendered white concrete-over-brick exterior will be left exposed.
      Read more

      • Hype O'Thermia

        Thank goodness the paintwork is going. Even before it started flaking it was fugly-as. For anyone who likes apartment living these look like they’ll be very nice ones to live in.
        It was in Brighty’s (Ian Bright) day a popular watering hole for Otago Daily Times people, having hours that were …flexible….

        • Hi – I’m his son; very happy to read up on the progress regarding a massive part of history for both Dunedin and for my family. Alas, before my time though I’ve heard many tales.

        • Elizabeth

          tensandrewtietheknot, apologies for slow moderation – discovered your comment in the Spam filter this evening. Have alerted Hype O’Thermia to your reply by email.

        • Hype O'Thermia

          tensandrewtietheknot, delighted to hear from you. The Gresham was quite a place! Brighty’s attitude to restrictions and subclauses was “I fart in your general direction”. The tales you have heard are most likely not exaggerations :-)

  27. Elizabeth

    Understand that not all property owners / landlords are making money from their ‘low-design’ retrofits (the “city council” is the first to admit this quietly to the informed amongst us).

    Those utilising architectural design effort (requiring an aesthetic eye) are doing better to attract higher paying tenants for the longer term – slowly does it. A lesson to all those thinking gib board painted ‘white, cream or light grey’ (hmm) together with poor floor layouts, poor partitioning and poor joinery finishes is “enough” for the strengthened structures (depending on the level of building intervention for adaptive reuse)…. Well, baby steps. Still, they’re steps —if not far enough. Doing the building strengthening (enhancing building performance) is always good news for the long term; but it’ll take longer, with more dollars, to upgrade the interiors suitably well to achieve the kind of tenanting needed in the sluggishly slow Dunedin market. The well-heeled and safely-financed can ride it out.

    Support the talented expert investors (a very very small clique) and their property portfolios. Or look further out, for the peachy heritage-detail spaces at realistic rentals for small businesses and apartments. Travel times to these from the CBD are minimal.


    ### dunedintv.co.nz February 3, 2015 – 5:53pm
    More work done on warehouse precinct
    More work is being done to enhance Dunedin’s warehouse precinct, which has already come a long way in the last few years. Several retail, office and residential developments are currently taking place in the area. And planners are turning their attention to what that means for the city’s future.

  28. Elizabeth

    More seats, also designed by the polytechnic, would be engraved with poetry in the new Jetty St mall and outside 123 Vogel St.

    Sun, 10 Apr 2016
    ODT: Poets invited to capture essence
    Dunedin residents have been granted poetic licence with an initiative calling for lines of verse to be engraved on new seats to be built in Vogel St. Song lyrics were engraved on seats at 77 Vogel St by Otago Polytechnic students, who designed the seats. The lyrics were selected from Dunedin bands that used to practise in the area.

    Contributions can be sent to glen.hazelton @dcc.govt.nz.

  29. Gurglars

    I like the sentiments expressed about rioting above. The business of screwing clearly refers to the citizens of Dunedin being continuously screwed by the DCC. That is a good reason for a riot or indeed riots.

    Riot -a. About the misspending of Delta lead by the overpaid Grady Cameron.

    Riot -b. About the gratuitous and stupid development of cycleways particularly in the Portsmouth drive and South Dunedin regions

    Riot -c. In response to the continuous theft from Dunedin citizens to prop up DCHL and in particular the ongoing annual costs of the stadium.

    Riot -d. Rioting against the idiots who blamed the South Dunedin floods on climate change and the overpaid who negotiated and managed the mudtank cleaning contracts.

    Let’s hope the city council chief executive is in Dunedin on the day of the riots or we will be rioters without a cause.

  30. Elizabeth

    Another brave soul with dedication.

    At Facebook:

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