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On Monday night Craig & I headed to the Botanic Gardens with a few friends for a picnic and to listen to some music. See, Wellington has this thing where in summer local bands perform in the gardens. For free. And you can take a picnic blanket and food and booze and just have the loveliest time.
It was a deliberate decision to attend, our flatmate and good friend is in The Concerned Residents and it was their first proper gig. Very exciting. Thankfully their opening act, LOST BiRD (aka Ali Whitton) was also delightful and endearing.
The Concerned Residents quickly gained a small crowd of small dancers. They made up for it with enthusiasm.
They also have light installations up in the gardens so after the show we went for a little wander …
Wellington can be really quite lovely sometimes, you know?
I just had to share this with you.
One of my all-time favourite artists, Devon Anna Smith, did a run of temporary tattoos. I just broke into my pack to use the first. I chose the cat-face. It’s such fun.
It is becoming awkward, this obsession of mine, as Devon is a lovely lovely girl who I’ve managed to stalk on both twitter and instagram and almost in real life as well. I feel like the biggest dork. But, I mean, just look at her art. How can I not be obsessed?
I mean really!
I think I might make this one permanent.
Devon Anna Smith: etsy
A five foot tall (ish) Albert Einstein & friends greeted the trudging huddled masses this morning.
He made me smile.
They are Cartooning for Peace.
They have taken apart the top of the Tate Modern Chimney!
Where there was once a large glass-&-metal square that lit up our bedroom window, there is now just a sad little frame. All left behind.
Craig hopes that they are replacing it with four powerful spotlights shooting up into the sky. Or perhaps an illuminated flame shape.
And while I find the giant-candle idea appealing, I hope for something more streamlined. Perhaps a large white balloon. Also illuminated. In my mind it looks something like a bubble-gun.
There is also a Street Art exhibition opening in the next week. As part of that they have turned the Tate Modern into a giant canvas:
My favourite parts?
Photos taken on the 18th May.