Arts and Dunedin

Last week in Dunedin was the busiest time we have experienced since The World Cup.

Two international conferences and an ARTS FESTIVAL all happening at the same time.

On the menu for the Arts Festival were Interactive Activities & Workshops, Installations & Exhibitions, Performances, Open Building & Tours, Musicians & DJs and plenty of other bits and pieces. Some of our Guests came especially from the North Island (Auckland & Whangarei) and they enjoyed it all tremendously.

AND then a letter was printed in our main newspaper “Otago Daily Times”:

STREET ART, ….

I fear that should the DCC and building owners continue to allow increasing painting of these, it will succeed only in creating a gloomy, dull image of our city. …. I urge authorities to use restraint in approving any further desecration.

 

Reading this letter I remember that years and years ago, as a young adults often do, group of us were involved in long and heated discussions on how to save the world. Very different views were expressed but one in particular made my sister turn to me and say: “do you think they have different brains?”.

Well, I think this applies to the letter writer published in the ODT, just judge for yourself.

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Corner of Jetty and Princes Streets before

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Corner of Jetty and Princes Streets after

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stafford Street, My mate John’s delivery yard:

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Stafford Street, My mate John’s delivery yard:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How can anyone call it DULL, and there are some more starting with the long steps leading to “scarifies” house:
(“Scarfies” is a local name for students)
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There are many more, and this “more” is work in progress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dunedin Street Art may be controversial, is it art? is it graffiti? But most certainly it is NOT desecration or dull.

I rest my case. Viva Dunedin!!!!

Fletcher

Ewa & Keith
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