Personal reflections on urbanism, urban life and sustainable urban design in Wellington, New Zealand.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Artpunkelectrobogan mashup - with coffee

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There are a few things happening in the local gallery scene at the moment. I'll start with the more genteel end of the spectrum.

Bowen Galleries and Milk Crate cafeBowen Galleries in Ghuznee St has had a bit of a revamp, including a rather Tadao Ando-ish concrete window display space that nicely suits the current Paulus McKinnon installation. They've also inserted a small cafe called Milk Crate: not to be confused with the rather top-left quadrant Milk in Courtenay Place.

Down the other end of town, AaronLaurenceGallery opens this Saturday at 326 Lambton Quay, with a group exhibition called The Ponie Show. Laurence (aka Lorry) is well known to some local bloggers and other artists, having curated the "Drawing as the final product" exhibition at Expressions earlier this year.

On a vaguely related note, Cortina are having a CD release party at Indigo later that night. I say "related", because Cortina are one of the few so-called "art-rock" bands that actually make art. And by all accounts, actually rock as well. There's some debate as to whether they are real bogans or faux-bogans, but leopard skin leotards tell their own story. And I'm looking forward to Disasteradio's lo-fi instrumental synth-pop and chiptune goodness. Should be quite a gig.


At 4:57 pm, December 07, 2005, Blogger s. said...

You'll not probably be able to avoid me all day, not to mention several other notable bloggers.

Add this to Friday night and we might as well move in together, mate.. ;)


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