Jasmine Lamorie, Azalea Nielsen (7 months) and Maya Tate-Manning check out the Art Tardis in front of the Northeast Valley Community Rooms in Dunedin yesterday. Photo by Stephen Jaquiery.
Too busy to see art?
Well, Dunedin's newest art gallery may come to visit you.
The Art Tardis mobile gallery was launched in Northeast
Valley this week to take contemporary art out of conventional
spaces and into the community.
The gallery will display local artists' work at locations
around north Dunedin.
''It will pop up in little areas, where people aren't
necessarily expecting art to be,'' project organiser Jasmine
Lamorie said yesterday.
The inaugural exhibition is an oil rig sculpture created from
seabird feathers, Human Hubris, by Dunedin artist
''For such a creative place, Dunedin is lacking in
contemporary street art,'' Ms Lamorie said.
''The Art Tardis is a nice little gallery to get more art on
the streets. It would be nice if Dunedin had more art in the
The mini-gallery would encourage people who may not usually
participate in the arts to see new and varied works, she
It would also provide space for artists to exhibit small
works and experiment with new concepts or materials.
This $2000 project was conceived by the Northern Artery
artist collective and funded by the Valley Project.
''We're looking for artists to approach us with proposals and
land-owners with space, which has good visibility and is
secure,'' Ms Lamorie said.
Human Hubris will be installed in the Art Tardis, in
front of the Northeast Valley Community Rooms, until