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Iantech
16-09-2011, 12:09 AM
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10751941

Any Dunedinites or visitors to Dunedin seen this thing yet and whats it all about? Sounds like a waste of money to me.

And why are decisions on the funding of projects confidential? Something to hide maybe? Surely the ratepayers would like to know where their money is being spent.

Paul.Cov
16-09-2011, 07:37 AM
At least she thought about it "long and hard" before going ahead with it.

$50,000 to rent this monolith. Hardly good value for money, but that's so typical of those who are spending other peoples money.

SP8's
16-09-2011, 09:10 AM
$50,000 to rent this monolith. Hardly good value for money, but that's so typical of those who are spending other peoples money.

One councillor has already resigned from the "Arts" committee over this and dear I say it, the people of Dunedin are not that happy about it. Especially when one particular Councillor who fully supported the idea is again getting mention in the local paper ... I'll let you guys decide.

http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/177936/acklin-defends-dual-role-after-gaining-entertainment-contract

http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/177968/overseas-reaction-concerns-artist

gary67
16-09-2011, 09:59 AM
What one person sees as art another person sees as a cash cow

Arnie
16-09-2011, 11:14 AM
One of the video clips on TV showing a woman looking into it showed he purse hanging at her side, I can see an opportunity here for for a grab and run.

Alex B
16-09-2011, 11:18 AM
One councillor has already resigned from the "Arts" committee over this and dear I say it, the people of Dunedin are not that happy about it. Especially when one particular Councillor who fully supported the idea is again getting mention in the local paper ... I'll let you guys decide.

http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/177936/acklin-defends-dual-role-after-gaining-entertainment-contract

http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/177968/overseas-reaction-concerns-artist

Lee Vandervis is a bit of a media hungry eccentric to put it politely, but for once I agree with him. What a waste of money.

Alex B
16-09-2011, 11:18 AM
One of the video clips on TV showing a woman looking into it showed he purse hanging at her side, I can see an opportunity here for for a grab and run.

This is Dunedin not Auckland.

Gobe1
16-09-2011, 04:03 PM
This is a great photo spot for tourists, like holding up the tower of pisa
I will leave the images up to the imagination :)

plod
16-09-2011, 04:29 PM
What one person sees as art another person sees as a DILDO

Fixed it for ya

dugimodo
16-09-2011, 04:41 PM
Artists do some amazing things.

They also do some absolute shite, pass it off as art, and charge the earth for it. If other artists realise it they just keep it to themselves hoping to get in on the act one day, and critics can't tell the difference between spilled paint and artwork.

This is just a big black cylinder, if it looks like a penis to you maybe it's how you look at it :P
Anyway I don't find it to be particularly offensive, or artistic for that matter. The only noteworthy thing to me is the ridiculous amount of money spent on this stuff.

I like that councils try to be modern and do artistic things for their cities, but I have to laugh at the results. In Hamilton we have a bunch of painted red pipes that fills the V8 tracks pit lane outside of race season. Apparently thats art also ( I guess it could represent tailights or something but it's just a few bent red pipes ).

On the other hand I quite like our various statues including riff raff.

GameJunkie
16-09-2011, 05:15 PM
Dick

gary67
16-09-2011, 05:43 PM
Yeah there is a move here to put a giant sculpture on Haulashore island, while I'm not against statues I do feel that is really not the place for one. People come here for the views out to the Abel Tasman and this will certainly blight that, yet the stupid council has already given provisional consent with nobody able to submit against it.

goodiesguy
16-09-2011, 05:52 PM
Dick

Why, yes, yes it is :D