PUBLICLY NOTIFIED APPLICATIONS FOR STREET ART PROPOSALS SHOULD BE MANDATORY. WE’VE HAD ENOUGH, GLEN.
QUALITY OF MURALS DROPPING OFF RAPIDLY.
19 murals had gone up in a “short time” […] “We don’t want a city full of tatty unmaintained murals in years or decades to come.” -Simon Eddy, submitter
### ODT Online Sat, 4 Apr 2015
Resource consent for mural debated
By Vaughan Elder
The Dunedin Street Art group’s “struggle” to get permission for a mural on an inner-city apartment building continued at Dunedin City Council hearing. Hearings commissioner Colin Weatherall is to decide whether a proposed mural on the side of a Liverpool St apartment building will get resource consent following submissions from nearby apartment owners.
Comments at ODT Online on mural for 5 Liverpool St:
What is the positive impact?
Submitted by oh_no on Sat, 28/03/2015 – 7:08pm.
I hate the paint, the colour and the content of the artwork as public art – the image does not look like ‘Love is in the air’? – the image is very negative: a young girl behaving like a cougar, unsolicited advance, precociousness, socially inappropriate behaviour, uncomfortable little boy – something feels ‘off’ about the sociology of this image for a public space – painted brick (a whole building painted blue!) is inappropriate in Liverpool St – what is the positive impact?
Stripped and raw
Submitted by ej kerr on Sat, 28/03/2015 – 5:34pm.
Gimme raw unpainted concrete, aggregate, plaster or brick any old day into the future – rather than temporary screens of prettifying generics. Contemporary visual art in New Zealand, thankfully, has a better more robust pedigree and savage provenance of experiment than Hilda Ogden’s sitting room wall at Liverpool St. Somebody atop DSA has gone very quiet for this hunk of lace; while Council policy planning for heritage and townscape is on-and-off conflicted through growing abundance of these f(r)ictional type behaviours, tattoo ‘inks’ and overblown signage.
4.4.15 Painterly effects
29.3.15 Pub mural to reflect heritages
28.3.15 Proposed mural concerns neighbours
19.1.15 Best to leave those bricks alone – Peter Entwisle at Art Beat
For more news, enter *murals* in ODT search box.
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22.6.14 Vogel Street Heritage Precinct (TH13) [photos]
█ See comment by Elizabeth at post dated 19.10.14, and following comments….
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.
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr
*Images: (top) DSA at Facebook 21.12.14; side-by-side screenshots via ODT publications (tweaked by whatifdunedin)