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Letting Space News: TEZA writing and images

LETTING SPACE

Kia ora Letting Space friends,
It’s been a busy, electric year-end with TEZA in Christchurch and the launch of a  Judy Darragh commission in Auckland. Exciting projects with beautiful people, still turning over in our heads and hearts. The Urban Dream Brokerage is cooking up new placements in Wellington, and with funding confirmation we’re off the mark with a new work by Siv Fjaerestad for next November
Merry, merry
Mark, Sophie and Helen

TEZA WRITING AND VISUAL ACCOUNTS
Important to TEZA: Transitional Economic Zone of Aotearoa has been its documentation and discussion. We’re delighted with the high standard of response.
Check out the TEZA Transmission Contents Page for links that tell the story and critical responses from Michelle Osborne, Andrew Paul Wood, Mel Oliver, Ali Bramwell, Gradon Diprose, Kim Lowe, Rebecca Mays, plus lots of comments.
In addition there’s an excellent review from Warren Feeney on Eyecontactsite.com with a feisty discussion on issues raised.
Our press page provides links to a range of items including a RNZ documentary on TEZA.

PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY BY JUDY DARRAGH
Last week we opened a wallwork in Imperial Lane and a cabinet work in JWT Advertising, 44 Queen Street Auckland by Judy Darragh, the first in a series commissioned by JWT. Big thanks to Judy and production manager Harry Silver for their outstanding work. Images and text here.  

URBAN DREAM BROKERAGE
Our current pilot continues to the end of February. Early 2014 promises a rash of really exciting public art projects. Eleven projects have been placed in 2013, with the last three over October and November. More info: http://www.urbandreambrokerage.org.nz.

PROJECTED FIELD
We’re pleased as Boxing Day punch to announce that we’ve received funding from Wellington City Council’s Public Art Fund for Projected Field by Siv Fjaerestad for McAlister Park Berhampore late in 2013. The work involves Fjaerestad creating a giant field painting in a range of a materials informed by research of the local community’s use of the park, and then performance interaction with the work. More details in the new year.

ENDS

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