32 days ago

Would you take a clown to a redundancy meeting?

Josephine Franks Reporter from Western Leader

Hey neighbours! An Auckland man has made international headlines after bringing a "support clown" to his redundancy meeting.

We had a chat with the man behind the wig to find out what it was like being NZ's first support clown, what balloon animals he made for the bosses, and what the reaction has been like since.

How do you reckon your manager would respond?

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10 hours ago

When bags move like ballerinas

The Team from Auckland Museum

Ballerinas twist, turn and move so gracefully that they often seem other-worldly, but would you ever compare a ballerina to a bag?

In our Carried Away: Bags Unpacked exhibition, artist Isaac Katzoff’s glass bag got itself a nickname of just that: the ballerina. The nickname was given after the bag hinted at graceful movement while it was under the spotlight in the photography studio - it's inner performer was at the ready.

Although the Museum holds many objet d’art (art objects), the beautiful photography and images of the collection are themselves works of art, as this image of Katzoff's bag here is. Museum photographers work behind the scenes to create images of objects that act as both documentation and art.

As Artweek Auckland comes to a close this weekend, we wanted to showcase just one of many of the wonderful objet d'art from within our Applied Arts & Design collection.

Come and see 'the ballerina' for yourself, alongside many other wonderful works of art at Carried Away: Bags Unpacked, on now and free with Museum entry.

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5 days ago

Flower/plant identification required please - part 4

Fiona from Henderson

The fourth post is a very lush looking tree absolutely filled to the brim with pretty pink blooms.
The tree is slightly taller than 2 metres.
I did wonder if it was an azalea gone absolutely feral or maybe it was a vereya.
Your wealth of knowledge is desperately needed with all these identifications please.
I thank you all in advance.

2 hours ago

Kiwi Can focuses on integrity

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Nelson Mandela’s philosophy was: “A bright future beckons! The onus is on us, through hard work, honesty and integrity, to reach for the stars.”

Read more: bit.ly...

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