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Scarves on Statues – Finito

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[Previous instalments in the ‘Scarves on Statues’ series can be found here] There comes a time in the career of every great artist when enough is enough. There are no more nudes left to paint, no more saints to sculpt, no more soup cans to randomly arrange. No more porcelain to adorn, no […]

Scarves on Statues – Pioneer Woman

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[Previous instalments in the ‘Scarves on Statues’ series can be found here] Another World Cup is over for Italy. I’m fine, thanks for asking. Oh alright then, you’ve got me – I’m not fine. It bloody sucks. The hardest thing to stomach is the cold hard reality of that potentially being the last […]

Scarves on Statues – Maori Warrior

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[Previous instalments in the ‘Scarves on Statues’ series can be found here] This Māori Warrior situated in Queen Elizabeth Square, opposite the Auckland waterfront, is in my opinion extremely cool. Cast in 1967 by an artist by the name of Molly Macalister, it is New Zealand’s equivalent of the Statue of Liberty. Its […]

Scarves on Statues – Rewi Alley

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[Previous instalments in the ‘Scarves on Statues’ series can be found here] Rewi Alley was a somewhat controversial figure, thought of by some as a New Zealand hero who dedicated his life to the causes of peace and education in China, and by others as a sympathiser and supporter of an oppressive Chinese […]

Scarves on Statues – Sir Edmund Hillary

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[Previous instalments in the ‘Scarves on Statues’ series can be found here] Sir Edmund Percival Hillary was arguably the greatest New Zealander who ever lived. Along with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay he was one of the first two human beings to climb to the roof of the world and stand on the summit of […]

Scarves on Statues – Rangatira

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[Previous instalments in the ‘Scarves on Statues’ series can be found here] Maori legend has it that the town of Waihi gets its name from a Rangatira (chief) who struck his taiaha (spear) into the ground and found water pouring out from the hole it made. With the discovery of this natural spring […]

Scarves on Statues – Butterfly

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[Previous instalments in the ‘Scarves on Statues’ series can be found here] ‘Butterfly’ is a sculpture by Llew Summers, located at Auckland Botanic Gardens. On his website, Summers says that “the inspiration for this form was a dance, and the name Butterfly was chosen because of the wing-like limbs and also because of […]

Scarves on Statues – The Gold Miner

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[Previous instalments in the ‘Scarves on Statues’ series can be found here] Gold was discovered in what is now the town of Waihi in 1878, and since that time, hundreds of tons of gold and silver have been extracted from the Coromandel hillside. The Martha mine has over its 130+ year lifetime been […]

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