Monday, April 22, 2013

my first swan

With some help I produced my first car-tyre swan.
Thanks to Kevin & Laurie for their assistance & advice.
Now it's off to the Men's Shed North Shore to make a head.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

men's shed north shore opens

After seven years work the Men's Shed North Shore was opened on Sunday 7th April 2013.
Kaipatiki Local Board Chair Lindsay Waugh did the honours and cut the "ribbon" to applause from the large crowd of members and supporters.
The Shed was then opened for inspection, and The "Pink Ladies" put on a sumptuous afternoon tea in the lunch-room.
Photo courtesy of Jude Woodside, The Shed Magazine
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car tyre swans

At last I have found someone who can show me how to make swans out of old car tyres.

 It's just a matter of scale, & having the right equipment:

 Watch how they make this gigantic bird HERE

Thursday, April 04, 2013

artshift video

Last December I was invited to help present a workshop on the power of art to effect social change at "Artshift" a sub-activity of the international Youth Climate Change Summit (known as Power Shift : New Zealand- Pacific where well-over 600 young people signed up) at Auckland University. 
“The Power Shift NZ-Pacific 2012 Youth Climate Summit will create a powerful movement that will push New Zealand to raise its ambition in tackling climate change, and challenge our leaders to make meaningful change to climate policy.”  (From  
watch the video of the workshop HERE