Art installation on Hummingbird Bar
Article by Michelle Duff on the Dominion Post website.
A rugby team worth of colourful players have taken to the roof of an inner-city Wellington bar to compete in the Weird Alice Cup.
The psychedelic art installation is the work of Brooklyn-basedartist Sue Lund, who has created 17 of the life-size figures to cavort on the roof of Courtenay Place’s Hummingbird Bar and stand sentry at the door.
Owner John Coleman said the aim of the installation was to “celebrate our wonderful city of Wellington,” as it prepared for the Rugby World Cup, which he cheekily dubbed “the game of no name”.
“We are showing all the incredibly bright colours of all the international teams visiting New Zealand for the cup.”
The mannequins had received good reactions from passersby, and Mr Coleman, who is also the president of the Courtenay Quarter Accord, challenged the council to match his colourful contribution.
“I would have thought they were going to put some colourful lights in the middle of the road or something like that.”
Lund said she had bought unwanted mannequins from Trade Me and clothing stores before painting them with acrylic and a layer of polyurethane to make the installation.