Category Archives: Site Vist

Site Visit – Bill Manhire

Bill Manhire’s typographic sculpture is in an hidden on the over the edge of the walkway by a small over-bridge. It overlooks the small area of the waterfront in which there is a  diving platform.

The sculpture says the following:

I live at the edge
of the universe,
like everybody else.

From ‘Milky Way Bar’ in Milky Way Bar, Victoria University Press, 1991

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Site Visit – Vincent O’Sullivan

Vincent O’Sullivan’s typographic sculpture is located on a wall on the stairs leading up to the overbridge. Directly behind this is the lagoon which would be a great place to generate AR content.

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The sculpture says the following:

Then it’s Wellington we’re coming to!
It’s time, she says, it’s time surely
for us to change lanes, change tongues,
they speak so differently down here.

From ‘Driving South with Lucy to the Big Blue Hills’ in Seeing You Asked, Victoria University Press, 1998

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Site Visit – James K Baxter

James K Baxter’s typographic sculpture is in an hidden on the over the edge of a railing by Te Papa. 

The sculpture says the following:

I saw the Maori Jesus
walking on Wellington Harbour.
He wore blue dungarees.
His beard and hair were long.
His breath smelt of mussels and paraoa.
When he smiled it looked like the dawn.

From ‘The Maori Jesus’ in Collected Poems of James K Baxter (ed J E Weir), Oxford University Press, 2003

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Site Visit – Katherine Mansfield

Katherine Mansfield’s typographic sculpture is in an amazing location on the edge of the walkway looking out to Wellington Harbour. 

The sculpture says the following:

Their heads bent, their
legs just touching, they
stride like one eager
person through the town,
down the asphalt zigzag
where the fennel grows
wild … the wind is so
strong that they have
to fight their way
through it, rocking like
two old drunkards.

From ‘The Wind Blows’ in Bliss and Other Stories, Penguin Books, 2001

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