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Wellington Bus Stops

Courtenay Place Bus Stop (near Body Shop)

Tangaere, Bridget. Courtenay Place Bus Stop (near Body Shop). 2015. Photography.

Taranaki Street

Tangaere, Bridget. Taranaki Street (at Vivian Street). 2015. Photography

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


The two bus stops shown above are from Courtenay Place and Taranaki Street.  These are the two main styles of bus stops you see around central Wellington. The Courtenay Place bus stop is constructed of glass with metal accents and the Taranaki stop is made of a wooden bench and metal advertising stand. I am not sure when these two stops were constructed but the sites are regularly maintained by the Wellington City Council.

These two sites are regularly used by the public and are used to be protected from the weather conditions or a place to sit until the bus arrives. With the two sites having some type of advertising around, it shows that the target audience is the general public. The audience would have responded happily to these shelters because they are able to provide somewhere to wait and are easy access. The top bus stop communicates Aotearoa through having little prints of Pohutukawa flowers around the edge of the stop, a flower that typically reminds people of New Zealand. The only lighting used is natural lighting and street lamps. With the Courtenay Place bus stop being made of glass, the natural light is very visible.

Branding, promoting and advertising are dominant in both areas, showing that bus stops are used to target the consumer market. I would visit the Courtenay Place stop more than the other because this stop is on the route of buses I take.  I overall like the design of the bus shelters.

 

 

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Courtenay Place Light Boxes Exhibition 

LightBox

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.