Sculpture

Vandal convicted of wrecking water whirler

Hunter Macdonald (28), who was charged with wrecking the Len Lye Water Whirler sculpture in October, pleaded guilty to wilful damage in the District Court last week. Local vandal Hunter Macdonald. Photo by RNZ The Wellington local claimed to be “bored out of his mind” when he swung on the sculpture, snapping it and injuring …

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“Silly” breaker of Water Whirler charged

The man who climbed up, swung on, then broke the wand of the kinetic Len Lye waterfront sculpture near Frank Kitts Park has been charged with intentional damage. Hunter Macdonald, 28, was originally charged with wilful damage, but police confirmed he is now facing the more serious charge of intentional damage. He will appear in …

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Water Whirler broken by swinger

The kinetic Len Lye sculpture Water Whirler, close to returning to action on the waterfront after more than a year of repairs, was broken yesterday by a man who climbed and swung on it. Screengrab from Facebook video by Sarik Eng. The man in his 20s was filmed climbing and swinging on the iconic sculpture …

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Your high five events for Thursday 4 October

Making, Beyblading, two divas, three punk rockers ,and an open late. Want to be a Maker? Join the Junk and Disorderly Team from REACT at Capital E, 4 Queens Wharf from 9:30am to 3:30pm for Maker Mayhem, collaborating on creative projects, including a large-scale, quirky, mixed-media creature from Te Whanganui-a-Tara. Using recycled, upcycled, willow, and …

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Wellington gets the chance to dig dug-up warriors

Eight full-sized 2300-year-old Chinese terracotta warriors will come to Wellington in a major exhibition at Te Papa this summer. Standing archer (detail), Qin dynasty (221–206 BC), Pottery, height 184cm. Excavated from Pit 2, Qin Shihuang tomb complex, 1978. Emperor Qin Shihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum, 002816. Photo: © Mr. Ziyu Qiu The exhibition, Terracotta Warriors: Guardians …

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Courtenay Place street art

You’ve all seen this, right? Great use of available structure. Love to know who the creator was. Email [email protected] with information. Photo by Mark Cubey