Wow – good stuff. As if I didn’t want to visit NZ badly enough already…
German photographer Florian Wenzel recently spent 40 days traveling through New Zealand, taking in its gorgeous landscape. Wenzel not only returned home with unforgettable memories, but a set of breathtaking photographs that demonstrate why New Zealand is a photographer’s paradise. Continue reading ““Stunning Photos Capture One Man’s 40-Day Trip Across New Zealand””
What a clever way to celebrate National Poetry Day!
The public are invited to drop a word relating to the sea, along with contact details, into the boat. They will receive an instant prize of a biscuit and a poem from one of two new collections of poetry, Keel & Drift by Adrienne Jansen and Everything is Here by Rob Hack and go into the draw to win dinner for two and a cruise on a boat in Mana or copies of these collections.
Full Story: Drop your words into giant origami boat for National Poetry Day competition | Stuff.co.nz
You’ll know Paul Walsh – if not by name, certainly by his art.
If you’ve ever seen a funky utility box on the street, perhaps decorated with a Ziggy Stardust hamster or texting monkey, then it’s one of his. The pastel-palmed painter has been slowly spraying his work all through the country and into the hearts of Kiwis.
It’s gotten so big, he’s been able to quit his day job as a website designer. What started out as artistic graffiti turned into a full-time art career.
Source: NZ’s Banksy, Paul Walsh, turns street art into full-time career | Newshub
One of Tasmania’s oldest hotels is now the unlikely home of the world’s richest landscape art award.
Full Story: World’s richest landscape art prize funded by Hobart hotelier – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)