Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


The T-Shirt As Art

NEWS RELEASE
March 6 2013

The T-Shirt As Art

In the second Urban Dream Brokerage public art project of 2013, Your Message Here, artist Daniel Webby invites you to sit down with him in a currently vacant Wellington retail space for an "identifying statement" consultation. The project is open for you to visit at 86-96 Victoria Street (opposite Civic Square) 10am to 4pm Monday 11 to 15 March. Webby explores and workshops ideas put forward by visitors to distil a specific phrase, and the phrase is then hand stamped onto a t-shirt for them to take home. There is no cost to take part.

"While I do see this as a service being offered," Webby says, "participants are showing a great deal of generosity by sitting down to speak with me. The process is collaborative - I start with my own set of ideas, participants enter with theirs - what is produced is something where these ideas meet."
Webby is interested in engaging the public in the creative process.

"In this project the conversations are in themselves an outcome. The t-shirts are really just a way of documenting the encounter."

The space for the project has been brokered in Wellington (it was first presented at Snake Pit Gallery Auckland in 2012) by Urban Dream Brokerage. Urban Dream Brokerage, currently running as a six month pilot with support from Wellington City Council, brings together property managers and the creative industries in Wellington to lead creative development and urban revitalisation through the temporary use of vacant space by innovative projects.

The first Urban Dream Brokerage project in February and earlier this month saw three kinetic artworks by a leading emerging Wellington artist James R Ford play out in a small window in Wellington's entertainment district, Courtenay Place. All paired an item of play with a motorised household object as metaphors for our everyday existence and work-life balance: a pull-along toy on a treadmill, an inscribed cricket bat on a record player and a pair of dice in a foot spa

The Brokerage is rolling out a series of surprising and diverse public art projects in Wellington over 2013. In April a long grafittied wall in lower Tory Street will be the site for a posterwall project by Auckland artist Tessa Laird who will presents a series of hand-screenprinted posters in a range of sizes, styles, reflecting a diversity of cultures, ideas, and opinions.

Your Message Here, Daniel Webby, Victoria Street, 11 - 15 March. Property partner: Prime Property Group.


Click for big version.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Ray Columbus: NZ Music Icon Passes Away

60s New Zealand music Icon Ray Columbus has passed away peacefully at his home north of Auckland... Ray Columbus enjoyed more than three decades at the top of NZ entertainment as a singer, songwriter, bandleader, music manager and TV star. More>>

Review: Bernard Herrmann's Scores For 'Vertigo' & 'Psycho'

Howard Davis: The NZSO's adventurousness was richly-rewarded, as the deeply appreciative Wellington audience was given the opportunity not only to see a couple of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest films, but also to hear fine renditions of two of Bernard Herrmann's most accomplished film scores. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Leonard Cohen

If Bob Dylan owned the 1960s, Leonard Cohen was an inescapable presence during the early 1970s period, pre-disco and pre-punk. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Pick And Camera

Through the eyes of a miner – the photography of Joseph Divis: The occupations of miner and photographer are seldom combined. The conjunction must have been very rare indeed in the era before hand-held cameras, high-speed film and flashlights More>>


Howard Davis: Review - The Cosmic Dance Of 'String Theory'

Fly My Pretties sixth album is quite possibly their best yet - a concept album in the best sense, with superb arrangements, funky grooves, and some great vocalizing, all organized around the lyrical leitmotif of string theory. More>>

Non-Natural History: Dinosaur Eggs 'Discovered' At Auckland Gardens

Auckland Botanic Gardens plant curators have unearthed what are thought to be prehistoric dinosaur eggs in the Gondwana Forest section of the expansive garden in Manurewa... In fact, the “dinosaur eggs” are part of an innovative, larger-than-life dinosaur performance and display featuring a raptor, a crested therapod and a towering Tyrannosaurus Rex. More>>

For The Birds: Kōkako Crowned Bird Of The Year

The Kōkako has been crowned New Zealand's Bird of the Year after two weeks of close competition and heated campaigning. More>>

ALSO:

  • Greening the Red Zone - Bird of the year heats up: kōtare concedes, backs kea
  • Image Out-Link - Giselle Clarkson on Twitter
  • Get More From Scoop

     
     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
    Culture
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news