Belt inspired art and poems

26 07 2008
Oil on canvas painting by Dunedin artist Sam Foley

Stairs, Ross Creek Reserve. Oil on canvas painting by Dunedin artist Sam Foley

Sam has created many beautifully detailed paintings based on parts of the Town Belt, some, when in installations have moving images projected onto them, as well as associated sound pieces played – to play with your experiencing of them. In 2005, he had an exhibition entitled The Green Belt. see http://samfoley.co.nz/

A poem by Dunedin Poet, Richard Reeves – reproduced from Sam’s The Green Belt

To go ‘left’ – that is, to pass there as
every morning, and hear, no religion

but the camaraderie of birdsong.
The city below, snuffling through

undergrowth. I listen, and many a time
have been half in love with rotted twigs.

New Zealand breaking out of the tar.
And then Cargill, severing the mist.

Mand

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