Saturday, 10 March 2012

Sculpture at Weta Cave

It was a stunning day in Wellington today - the extreme opposite of last weekend's weather bomb. Some friends and I decided to go for a walk around the bays in the Eastern suburbs, beginning with brunch in Miramar before heading around to Scorching Bay.

Along the way, we popped into the Weta Cave, home to Weta Workshop and a showcase of movie art, sculpture and creativity. I hadn't been to Weta Cave before (although have intended to visit for many years) and enjoyed briefly looking around the mini exhibition and sculptures on display. Next time I will try to catch the behind the scenes movie.

Today and tomorrow, sculptor Craig Campbell is giving a live demonstration as he creates a sculpture out of what started as a big slab of clay. I really enjoy seeing creative people at work and Craig seemed so relaxed as he expertly twiddled bits of clay between his thumb and fingers, all the while casually answered the questions of those watching. I see he has done a fair bit of work for the newly opened Roxy Cinema, too. If you're in the area, pop in and say hi.

Craig Campbell creating a ... not sure what
I see that creativity is fuelled by coffee!

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