The Auckland City Council follow their rules...

From todays article in Sunday News:

The following day, the piece was photographed and carefully removed.

Although the Cut Collective and gallery were delighted by the work,
spokeswoman for the Auckland Art Gallery Kate Orgias said
the council rules dictate that any street art must have consent.

Read the article in Sunday News or here



A few days ago, I was contacted by a journalist from Sunday News.
She wanted to do an article about street art and asked if I wanted to be part of it.

She was also going to interview the street artists from Cut Collective, who have an exhibition, Public access, opening at The Auckland Art Gallery today.
(Check the link, it looks really cool)

I walked by the gallery on Wednesday, the guys were busy spray painting
the walls outside the gallery and it looked so cool! And then it hit me
I’m gonna tag them!

Last night I met with the journo and a photographer outside the gallery, a tag in my bag.
I put it up while he took some photos. When we had just finished, the doors to the gallery opened and a grumpy security guard put his head out and asked me what I was doing!

- I’m a street artist and I have just put up a piece of art.
- Have you got permission for that?
- No...
- You can’t put up something like that without permission from Auckland City Council.
etc, etc, etc...

To Auckland City Council

I’m a street artist and I have a head buzzing with ideas.
I put a lot of love, effort and time into my pieces and I only do it to make people happy.

I’m not causing damage to property and if people don’t like my work
they can just pull out a pair of scissors.

I’m sorry but I’m not going to ask for permission, the time involved
in the process would kill my creativity.


Please, take a seat

Tomorrow starts the annual Food & Wine Festival here in Devonport.
Thousands of people come and many of them catches the ferry.

A brilliant occasion for an installation!

One of the park benches outside the ferry terminal has now been
turned into a sofa and the cushions have woolly messages.


Who are you?

I could hardly believe my eyes when I came down to the wharf this morning.
A new piece! Right next to mine!
And with a message...that is meant for me?!?

Are you asking me?

Well, the devil is in the detail

To be continued...


105 hearts for Valentine's Day

Tonight 14 people met on Parnell Rise with their bags full of yarn.
Why? To heart a fence for Valentine’s Day.

We giggled and laughed. We dropped our wool on the wrong side of the fence
and some of us got very tangled up! And we all had so much fun!

The amount of hearts exceeded my expectations.

We created 105 woolly, fluffy hearts!

And some pics in day light

More pics on Outdoor knit’s blog and Flickr

Thanks everyone!
I really enjoyed it.


The knits are public

(Photo: The Aucklander)

Click below and read the whole story in

The Aucklander


Nits...? No, knits!

I don’t think this is news to you, and
I can’t deny it

Look, there they are!
The wee little knits!

(Ok, ok ok... They are seed beads, but you get the idea...)