The Wind Tunnel Project

Such an atmospheric place. The curators and organisers, Artliner, were very friendly and enthusiastic. The design and typography used to promote the show was beautifully executed.

I’m always amazed when art venues prohibit the use of photography (a medium which they are supposed to be encouraging). So I was relieved to hear that they welcomed the use of cameras (for personal use). It’s such a photogenic place.

The sound installations perfectly suited the space and to top the day off the Red Arrows popped in and posed for photographs. Sadly the show’s over now, but I believe that Artliner will revisit the site in 2016.

The Wind Tunnel

Steam Punk HQ

Oamaru, New Zealand, is a funny place. It seems to be willingly stuck in the Victorian era. Whiskey is sold by the barrel, men occasionally can be seen in bowler hats and a Penny Farthing can be found parked outside one of the beautiful old shops in it’s main street.

Steam Punk HQ, based in Oamaru, is no less quirky. It consists of two dark rooms in a dilapidated old building and a external yard. I fear that many will be disappointed having parted with $10 (NZ) per head, but the yard does make a great location for photos (sadly they won’t let you take photos in the dimly lit interior).