OK folks. Edgar will be leaving us soon for Queensland, but, he found time for a trip to our one New Zealand Arts Festival venture, ShapeShifter, a sculpture exhibition and a quick trip to the beach (tomorrow's post!).
Edgar with 'Giraffe' by Greg Broomfield
The sculpture show Edgar visited was set up on council parkland opposite the Dowse, Laings Road. The sculpture show is always a popular event with everyone. Edgar gave his new hat a good work out as it was a sunny day!
Edgar admires 'Just Popping to The Colonies' - Jane River
One of Edgar's favourites was the sheep he met Black Sheep White Sheep by Hamish Jones. They are made of acrylic, with one black sheep of Rimu wood.
Then, Edgar did his best to float off into the sky with 'Cloud' by Helen Reynolds. This looked amazing, like a real cloud, and it was made up of thin layers of plastic that glowed in the bright light.
Edgar with 'Cloud' - Helen Reynolds.
Edgar and Mum and Dad stopped to take a view over the sculpture exhibition. The sun was bright, the fountain tinkled and lots of people were enjoying the show.
One exhibit that made mum and Edgar laugh was a giant cotton reel set up or what mum knows as 'French Knitting' by Mia Hamilton. Mum did it as a youngster using a cotton bobbin and nails and this was the same GIANT SIZED! Edgar was impressed to read that the 'thread' was made from recycled plastic - an acknowledgement that recycling has its place in art.