Friday, February 13, 2009

The temporary contemporary

The year of One Day Sculpture (and let’s give them the prize for top art communicators) reminded us of a couple of remarkable temporary sculptures put up in Wellington in 1989. Both were part of a survey show of Neil Dawson’s work at the then National Art Gallery. We helped Neil with the assembly of the exhibition and were there when both works went up. It always seemed a pity that the Railway Station didn’t keep its postcard and bring it out every now and then to give the commuters something to gasp at. Thanks to winds, strong even for Wellington, the frame only lasted for a few days.
Images: Top, Frame-work suspended between the National Art Gallery and the Carillion. Bottom, Get the Picture on the façade of the Wellington railway station.