237130_A1_Week2_Task#1_Field Trip Site Description and Analysis – Site One_15/03/2016.

Courtenay Place Light Boxes Exhibition 


Shepherd, Richard. Untitled. 2015. Photography. Romance Series. Panels from Romance Series. Personal Photograph by Bridget Tangaere. 11 March 2016.

Group Selfie

Graves, Chelsea. ‘Group Selfie’. 2015. Photography.

This site is called the Courtenay Place Park, located in the center of Wellington. When the site was opened in May 2008, the light boxes were used to encourage people to reflect on the environment around the boxes. The boxes are 3m high and constructed of LED lighting and steel.

This area was constructed in 2008 with outdoor seating and trees being built into the site, with the target audience being the general public. The original audience of this project would have been excited for this outdoor exhibition because it was a change for the city, it was the start of showing artwork outside of a typical gallery or room.

The stories being told at this site is always changing due to the changing of what images are being shown within the light boxes. The exhibition on display now is called Romance by Richard Shepherd, the type of story that Shepherd wanted the audience to feel is how television is able to show us what our little pleasures are or what we desire.  (“A New Romance on Courtenay Place.” News. 19 Nov. 2015. Web.)

This site communicates that New Zealand is a cultural city which loves to promote all art types. From drawings/sketches to exhibitions like photography, Aotearoa is very open to the arts.  I would personally come back to this site because the exhibition changes every 4-6 months because I would love to see how to different images change the mood or feeling around the site.


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