Photographs copyright Bruce Connew © 2001—2002 / Jason Busch © 2005


 

 

 

THEN IT’S WELLINGTON WE’RE COMING TO!
IT’S TIME, SHE SAYS, IT’S TIME SURELY
FOR US TO CHANGE LANES, CHANGE TONGUES,

THEY SPEAK SO DIFFERENTLY DOWN HERE.

Driving South with Lucy from the Big Blue Hills / Vincent O’Sullivan



Wellington Harbour is a Laundry / Denis Glover



IT’S TRUE YOU CAN’T LIVE HERE BY CHANCE, YOU HAVE TO DO AND BE, NOT SIMPLY WATCH OR EVEN DESCRIBE. THIS IS THE CITY OF ACTION, THE WORLD HEADQUARTERS OF THE VERB—

The Active Voice / Lauris Edmond



Theatre in 1981: Omens and Portents / Bruce Mason



Milky Way Bar / Bill Manhire


 

01 typography in the landscape


Fifth Movement
Takapuna Beach House, NZ
2012

The Trestle Leg Series
Auckland Harbour Bridge, NZ
2012

A Hillside Intervention Athfield Architects, Wellington, NZ
2011/12

AEIOU
A typo/sound sculpture, Wellington, NZ
2009

Wellington Writers Walk
A series of 15 concrete text sculptures, Wellington, NZ
2002 and 2004

Ponatahi House
A house wrapped in literature, Wairarapa, NZ
2003

Distance Markers
A series of cast-iron, number discs, Wellington, NZ
2004

 


Wellington Writers Walk

2002 and 2004


Commissioned by the New Zealand Society of Authors


15 large-scale, three dimensional concrete text sculptures honouring
writers and poets who have strong connections with Wellington, sited
unexpectedly along the cityʼs urban waterfront – floating, suspended,
wedged in, lying on rocks as if washed up by the sea.


15 text sculptures varying in dimensions from 1 x 1m – 1.2 x 2.4m


related reading

Writing by Types
Life in Italics


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