by little red pen
We did half of Dunedin’s Street Art Trail last weekend. We were planning to do the whole thing, which is estimated to take 60 minutes, but it took us a good couple of hours to bus into town, trek around the first half, take photos, write notes, wrangle children, climb on anything climbable, kiss a lion and stop for coffee, cold drinks and an antipasto platter. More to come, I guess.
Anyhoodle, the trail is awesome. You’re basically tromping round the city, but doing art at the same time. My boys are disastrous in galleries (although the small one loves the DPAG kids’ room) unless the art is extremely interactive. Lego was a winner, and the funny blow-up landscape thing almost was but the staff were so uptight about that one that they kind of sucked out all the joy, y’know. So, back to topic, doing art outside with buildings and trees and streets and graffiti and BIG, CRAZY, EXUBERANT pictures is the way to go.
Thanks for the art, Dunedin. And thanks for the photos, kids.