Sunday, 27 September 2009

Massey University Student Association Awards

Winners of the MUSA 2009 award for Outstanding Contribution of the Year

Congratulations Phil and Ed!!

Monday, 21 September 2009

Bye bye snow season!

Sunday 20th Sept at Turoa Ski field

The Caccia Birch house

A little bit of history here in Palmerston North: the Caccia Birch House was built in 1895 (and that means "very old" here in New Zealand) for a Scandinavian family. Several families lived there for years and it was used by the army and the university later on. It is now property of the Palmerston North City Council and it is available for use by the whole community. The best part: it's only 5 mins. away from our place :-)

Monday, 14 September 2009

MSC Beach Clean up mission

5th September, cleaning up South Beach

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Friday, 4 September 2009

Len Lye's Wind Wand

This is one of Len Lye's best known kinetic sculptures: the Wind Wand. It stands 45 m high on the seafront in New Plymouth, North Island. It can bend at least 20 metres, so sometimes I can be quite scary to see it sway in the wind...

Len Lye was a New Zealand born artist; he had a passion for both cinematography and kinetic sculpture and an obsession (that's what we thought) for making movement something real.
On our recent visit to Melbourne, we visited an exhibition on Lye's work at the Centre of the Moving Image. Some of his sculptures were just mind-blowing, and watching them moving, some of them at the same time, was quite an experience!
His movies were also quite a discovery for us; dancing patterns of colourful lines and prints. Here's a taste of it: