Saturday, August 22, 2009
Art in Wellington
We are staying at the Museum Hotel in Wellington which has a really interesting collection of art everywhere. When we arrived the foyer/bar (above) was full of people listening to a duo singing Edit Piaf numbers accompanied by a kazoo and accordian. The Reception desk was doubling at as bar so checking in was an interesing experience.
Most of the art is not, unfortunately, labelled but no one seemed to mind me taking photos so here are some of the pieces that took my fancy.
These are by Gregor Kregar
I love the detail work on this portrait which you would swear is a photo from a distance.
Click on the image to see it in detail
This cardboard dress by Tania Marriot has been influenced by William Morris designs and is cutout from sheets of timber.
Landscape by Robin White
Some more interesting pieces - very interesting decorative style don't you think.
Let me know if you would like to see more.
Down south I bought this fabulous necklace by Brendon Jaine - a local artist who only uses recycled bottles. I really love it and it makes a great clinking noise when you wear it.