Site exploration

Our first group meeting was held pacing the streets of Nelson’s CDB here are some of the sites we found on our walk..

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The first stop was the Church Steps, we talked about having an image of Jesus and God kissing as gay marriage promotion… extremely controversial on the side of a cathedral and never legally permitted.

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This is Bishops School next to Marsden House Funeral home. I like the visibility of this site and the striking maroon wall.

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I like the tacky pink of this site.. right in the center of town.

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I spotted this site, it is very central, high traffic flow. Unlike most the sites we have found and liked, it is very manageable, being eye level and flat.. its a great location. Only problem is it is on a franchised wall, a big cooperation with whom we would have no chance at gaining permission to create a mural with, unless it was promoting their brand in a flattering light.

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Other members of the group saw this site and loved the shapes and colour. I personally couldn’t visualize anything here. I feel its bit-see.

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I had this idea of wrapping, which has been done before but more so ‘condoming’ putting a condom on the church bell tower… and condoms on the parking meters in town.. condoms on this phallic looking concrete post. But its not really a mural.

IMG_4095Here is a lovely blank canvas.

and my personal favorite here… the mens shelter.

IMG_4081 Unfortunately other members of the group didnt share my enthusiasm for this site. I felt it is a great flat white canvas, it would look nice brightened up. It could possibly get the go-ahead as it is privately owned by the Anglican church. Think of all the possibilities for a mural around the homeless. The other members concerns were working along side the homeless to create the mural, safety issues. I feel as a group of 5, 2 of which are males we wouldve been fine. But I want to go with an idea that all group members are enthused about.

So far as a group we like the Starbucks location the best… we like if for its high traffic flow, great blank canvas.. and do-able-size. We thought if we were to do a light projection we wouldnt have to worry about getting corporate permission.

I spoke to Klaus about doing a controversial mural.. he has given us free reign, mentioning the fact though that a controversial mural is less likely to actually come to fruition. As a group we decided that we want to take advantage of having free-reign.

 

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About jessshirley1981

Hi there, Im a 33 year old mum of two, a 7 year old daughter and a 5 year old son. I am studying for the BA in Arts & Media part time, I have just finished L6 Studio this semester 2, 2014. My passion is photography, here is a link to my facebook photography page for those of you that are interested https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessica-Shirley-Photography/414300345298086
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