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Marc’s Blog

Since ancient times mankind has drawn in the sand as a means of navigation, territory establishment, religious ritual or just plain creative folly. These days, drawing or playing in the sand is more than just about creativity- there are also immeasurable health benefits. For starters, a...

At time of writing, an iconic piece of public art is being created for our city. Standing an impressive 12m tall, the contemporary sculpture destined for the Hemo gorge roundabout will be the largest and arguably the most significant in Rotorua’s public art collection or...

We’ve always wanted to explore NZ’s forgotten highway – full of history and mystery, here was the perfect road trip for Easter weekend. “Careful up there” warned the checkout attendant as we loaded supplies in Stratford. “The roads are a little hairy in places,’ she went on...

It all started back in the1950’s when a young chimpanzee named Congo was handed a pencil and some paper - suddenly, a star was born. Congo went on to create some 400 works in a style labelled ‘lyrical abstract impressionism.’ Picasso and Salvador Dali were...

Last weekend’s Children’s day at the Redwoods event was a real success again. The numbers get bigger every year as families get along to enjoy ‘back to basics’ fun together in our natural environment. This is the 6th year I’ve been involved as co-organiser and helper...

Enter any plane, train, bus, waiting room or café these days and it’s surprising how many people have their eyes downward staring intently into smart phone screens. With modern digital devices and social media we’re all somehow able to hide in plain sight now -...

The world needs signs. Since the simple stone scratchings of ancient times, they’ve been our champions for safety, identity, navigation and persuasion. In years past, signs created to attract public patronage were often elaborate, full of character and bursting with artistic merit - especially in England...