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Mike Hewson – Carpark Compression

Mike Hewson poss, ReStart Mall, 15-18 Jul 2013 063

Mike Hewson’s most recent central city installation – ‘Carpark Compression’ on the empty carpark building that overlooks ReStart Mall. There is more info at Mike’s website:  http://mikehewson.co.nz/2013/5/carpark-compression

Mike has also just completed a massive project in Sydney at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) – see more of that project here:  http://mikehewson.co.nz/2013/7/it-xxxxx-xx

 

It’s been a while…

After a brief sojourn in Sydney, we are back on line and making up for lost time…

I must admit, I didn’t get to see as much of Sydney as I would have liked, but I did leave with a couple of observations:

1. Everyone there seems to be making stickers, they are everywhere…

2. How awesome would it be if Christchurch had a commuter train like every other city worth its urban salt. Obviously the train tracks still play a vital role in our city’s graffiti history and culture, but the lack of a commuter train places their presence at the periphery of our visual memory. A train that actually carried people around the city would allow a wider view of how amazing the walls alongside train tracks can be as a constantly evolving urban art gallery, covered in big bold pieces showcasing the city’s creative veins…

Anyway, here is a cool stencil piece by PORTA from Switch Espresso in New Brighton, it’s a cinder block boom box…