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Thursday June 16, 2016


More Than Meets the Eye in Miramar

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Photobox interior

Annie Newell

Miramar residents will no doubt have noticed the large black and white box on the corner of Miramar Avenue and Your local property specialist Stone Street by now. Known as The Miramar Photobox, this public artwork is 027 232 5778 an exhibit of historic photographic ages from the Eastern suburbs, the earliest dating back over 140 years. The majority of the photographs were sourced REAL ESTATE from the Alexander Turnball Library collection in Wellington. The Photobox is an Enterprise Miramar Peninsula (the Miramar Business Improvement District) initiative and was the work of local artist John Fuller. John and the Miramar BID wanted an accessible artwork that people could engage with easily. This is all about the community and its rich history. By en 0 4 3 8 8 1 0 7 2placing the photographs on the outside e -T h u from 5 p m Open: Tue-Thu from 5pm i n f o @ f r a n z i s k a . c o . n zof the container and locating it in a - S u n from 9 a m F a c e 9am b o o k . c o m / f r a n z i s k a . s e a t o u nbusy area, people are able to stop and D u n d a s S t , S e a t o u n . Fri-Sun from take it all in whenever they choose to. There are no opening times, no walls, 24 Dundas St, Seatoun no restrictions to access. The photobox 04 388 1072 is not a conventional exhibition in this respect. What makes the Photobox even more interesting though is its interior, which is configured as a small theatre. Enter-

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prise Miramar Peninsula (Miramar BID) has equipped it with a large screen, removable seating for up to 20, full lighting and electrical outlets. Mains or generator power can be supported. It is also relocatable and can be transported from site to site very easily. Enterprise Miramar Peninsula (Miramar BID) offers the Photobox to local businesses, clubs, sport

teams and other groups, to use for events in support of the local community. Anyone interested in making use of this facility should contact Ania on 0276500200. There is a Facebook page dedicated to the Photobox. This can be found by searching Miramar Photobox on the web. The page contains information about all of the displayed images.

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