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Friday, June 10, 2005

Art for Our Sake

Hattip to David Farrar for spotting one artist's stand against the NZ Labour Government. Artist Rose Trenwith, has made an "artistic political statement, an expression of my distaste in the government we have today in power." Rose also said:
I feel a scream from deep within my soul. I believe people are being kept in a dark jail of deceit and others are being swept in a world pool of insanity toward a very dark centre.

I believe this government is filled with people that support policies to break down family values, and are putting in place their perverted views. They are slowly removing our personal power. Making New Zealanders weak!

Should we be trusting this government[?]

A government that believes that the social welfare and rasing of children should be the responsibility of society rather than individual parents! How sad.
For further details, you can go to the Buy Me Trade Me site and view her work, which is for sale. When I last looked, the current bid was $51 and the reserve had been met.

Is this the right time to mention Creative NZ has just thrown $500,000 down the toilet, by displaying some psuedo art dressed down as bog standard dunnys? It's the best thing they could come up with to showcase New Zealand culture and talent over in Venice.
An artwork likened to a toilet, which is to go on show in Venice this week, will also speak and sing, a promotional pamphlet has revealed.
And finally, in the artwork wrap-up, Wellington artist Julian Knap is pondering over a title for a piece of art based on the Mines of Moria. Register a suggestion here, if you feel so inclined.

Posted by ZenTiger | 6/10/2005 12:06:00 am


Blogger Lucyna said...

That dunny thing, I saw that in the paper today. Stupid gits crossed my mind as I turned the page, not even bothering to read it. Now, I am truly horrified to discover that the dunny is going to represent NZ art overseas! What is Creative NZ trying to do, make us a laughing stock of the whole world? Are they crazy?


6/10/2005 12:30:00 am  
Blogger Murray said...

Thats Trademe, not Buy Me.

You can also buy Gnome Homes there... just thought I'd mention.

6/10/2005 08:33:00 am  
Blogger Davros said...

I hope the guy that bought the PMs painting is gonna be putting in a bid. I'd say he'd get this work a little cheaper. This anonymous art lover should know what to do with this artwork...

6/11/2005 12:46:00 am  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

Indeed! But I think bidding has actually closed, and the painting may have gone for a mere $51 + freight.

6/11/2005 01:33:00 am  

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