Portable Art Parade

By happy chance we were present for this parade in Port Chalmers, Dunedin on Sunday morning. Children from local schools had created colourful banners which they paraded in procession from the Town Hall to Port Chalmers School. This is an annual event and the theme for this year involved a mythical battle between land and sea birds.

Port Chalmers, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Sunday 24 November 2019.


ANY photo below can be enlarged. Click on the photo to enlarge.

Procession getting ready to leave. The man just below centre with white t-shirt is an artist named Manu Berry, one of two artists involved with this brilliant achievement by the children. He has a studio on the main street of Port Chalmers.

port_banner_parade_01

port_banner_parade_02

Parade nearly ready to begin, outside Port Chalmers Town Hall.

port_banner_parade_03

Parade in progress.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

View over the town from where we were standing.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Photo credits: first three photos taken by Liz, the last two by Nigel.


I’ve found an interesting interview with the artist Manu Berry, a printmaker. Here’s a small quote:

“Once I stopped to sketch a mountain range and these cows came up to watch and in the end I started sketching the cows and as more came up the sketch expanded until it was huge. That ended up being a triptych and someone bought it – all three. Now that was unexpected, a pleasant surprise.”

— from WP blog When North Meets South:   Manu Berry


Also, part of an Otago Daily Times article: scroll down till you find the heading Manu Berry, Artist (3rd person down).  At:   People of the harbour


Text by Liz, photos by Liz and Nigel; Exploring Colour (2019)

One thought on “Portable Art Parade

Add yours

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: