Marine Shades

We much admired these marine-theme lantern shades adorning the cafe in the Royal Albatross Centre at Taiaroa Head, Otago Peninsula. The two shades featured here are signed ‘M.Tuffery’. I assume the artist is Michel Tuffery,

Photos taken Saturday 10 October 2020. Dunedin, New Zealand.

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–photos 1 and 3-5 by Liz, photos 2, 6 by Nigel

Text by Liz, photos by Liz and Nigel; Exploring Colour (2020)

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    1. Felt ashamed I previously wasn’t aware of who he is … mind you, somewhere I’ve come across the cow sculpture made of corned beef cans – it sure left an impression!

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      1. Yeah me too! I have seen that, it’s in Te Papa Museum. Also around the waterfront in Wellington there are big kina shells there and they are very pretty…he made them too. I am going to ask him if he would like to be interviewed for a section of my blog called ‘Artists and Writers in Their Own Words’, not much benefit for him as he’s so famous but maybe he will do it because I am a big fan hehe

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    1. I don’t know if you clicked through to Michel Tuffery’s website but he’s an amazing artist. I didn’t know about his work prior to seeing the shades – actually I’d seen one piece – the ox made out of corned beef cans but was unaware of his wider body of work!

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