Saturday, 14 November 2015

Light projection artist in Wellington

First of all my heart and prayers go out to the people of Paris and Beirut!



We visited the work of a light projection artist in Wellington at Massey University and adored these
beautiful colourful shapes projected on walls and boxes,


A detail of the artwork. Mr Peter Jackson or anyone who needs a light projection artist; This student has just finished Uni and is available!


This is the artist with her dad


 We had a nice stroll around the city. We stayed at a back packer. The backpackers in NZ are great.
I love hanging out in the "lounch" and "kitchen" and chatting to people from all over the world. Many
backpackers are visited by older people. This was one for young people but they accepted us and we even made a friend :)


A very precious moment. We had dinner with the whole family which is rare as they all live spread over NZ. We had such a lovely time.


A snapshot from the gardens in Wellington.


and another one.



Of course we visited Te Papa, the national museum and art gallery in Wellington. We went to an amazing exhibition about the story of the soldiers who fought and died in WW1 in Gallipoli in Turkey.
Sir Peter Jackson helped create this amazing exhibition where giant sculptures, 2.4 times human size, told a story which gave us an insight in the experiences of the soldiers.


The giant sculptures took about 24000 hours to create and is a reminder of the nearly 2800 people who lost their lives. The exhibition will be open till 2018 so come and visit.


A well deserved rest in the big chair after walking through nearly all streets of Wellington.

15 comments:

  1. Die lichtprojecten tegenwoordig zijn zo leuk, binnenkort krijgen we ze in Amsterdam ook weer, vind het iedere keer weer magisch. De grote beelden zijn ontzettend goed gemaakt, niet van echt te onderscheiden.

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  2. Hi Marja - yes I remembered Paris too - I couldn't write a normal post. The light exhibition looks just such fun ... while the National Museum with its exhibition re soldiers of the First World War and the Tripoli action certainly resonates and reminds - incredible creations. Wonderful to see your family photos - just so lovely ... and I'm so pleased you were able to meet up ... a very well deserved rest in your 'big chair' ... One day I'll get to NZ and Wellington ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Please let me know if you decide to come this way :)

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  3. Kan me voorstellen dat de sculpturen erg indrukwekkend waren, en hoera voor tijd doorbrengen met familie :-)

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  4. Fascinating tour, you deserve your rest!

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  5. I am not a fan of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, while he was against slavery he still fought for a country whose chief purpose was to safe guard that barbaric intuition. But there is a quote of his that I remembered see those pictures you took of the sculptures of NZ soldiers. It goes like this : "It is well that war is so terrible – otherwise we should grow too fond of it."

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  6. A great series of photos and the light projections are especially beautiful. I think the WW1 statues would be especially confronting at that huge size.

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  7. Great and interesting photo series!

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  8. What a wonderful precious time to have the whole family together in Wellington Marja. As always love the series of photos you have included in this post.....especially loved the one of you sitting in the big chair!
    William is looking extremely well too.
    Keep shining my dear friend.
    Peggy xxxxx

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  9. Iso wanted to visit Te Papa when we were in Wellington many years ago but it was closed.

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  10. She's really cute! By the way, my eyesight is improving, but it is still far from good.

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    1. Thanks Jerry and I am happy your eyesight is improving. One step at the time and you will see that things will get better all the time Take care

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  11. Such beautiful photos, Marja. You are a gifted photographer and it so brings your stories to life. I love art and museums and always relish the thought of visiting them. Thank You!

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  12. What a great time for you two! I've see ads for the Te Papa display and hope to see it before it closes. We stay in backpackers, too, because they are usually more convenient than hotels and such.

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  13. Wonderful Post, and what a talented daughter you have.. How proud you both must be.. and so lovely that you were all together for that special family meal.. How nice to be all together again..

    Sending you lots of love my dear friend. And I thank you so much for your recent visit.. Special Hugs your way xxx Sue

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