Camera Obscura Whangarei

By Camera Obscura Team

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NZ $30,025 pledged


185 people pledged


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Camera Obscura Whangarei

Project 2016-10-31 09:42:23 +1300

* WE HAVE REACHED OUR PLEDGEME TARGET AND ARE NOW PUSHING THE CAMPAIGN ON TOWARDS OUR COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION GOAL OF $50,000!

PLEASE PLEDGE AND SHARE - JOIN US TO BUILD THE CAMERA OBSCURA!

Our aim is to build a dramatic 8 metre world class steel sculpture, within which is a Camera Obscura.

This interactive sculptural structure, looking at Whangarei’s celebrated Te Matau ā Pohe Bascule Bridge is sited by the river on The Hatea Loop.  Entering the dramatic structure, the viewer arrives in a camera obscura room, and experiences the bridge and its environment in a new way. 

From a small hole in one wall, a moving image of the outside world – the river, sky, bridge, traffic and people – are projected, upside down and reversed onto the entire interior. Using CCTV technology, this view is projected to the world via the web. Imagine watching Whangarei's bridge lift, via the oldest tech (Camera Obscura) through the most current digital technology, anywhere in the world!

The obscura experience also teaches the science of light while the added dimension of CCTV cameras allow the viewer to become 'the performer' when inside and out.

The sculpture's design reflects Whangarei-te-rerenga-parāoa maritime history and offers a unique destination for locals, students and tourists. This exciting project joins a handful of sculptural obscura in the world and will be free for all to experience.

We have, the Council's support, an allocated site, been gifted the steel, funding for the engineering and local businesses donating their services. The sculpture / building will cost $500,000 and we just need to generate $50,000 from the community to help with the construction of the internal building.

Join the Team - pledge and enjoy being part of this legacy!

 

www.cameraobscura.nz

 

 Education, Art and Tourism              #Whangarei love it here!              Timatatanga Hou

 

  

Message sent to The Team after a Radio NZ story about the project

“I went through a Camera Obscura at Te Papa and it was the most amazing experience. When I was at school I did optics and drew little arrowheads when I did physics. I was pretty good at it, but it was all pretty abstract. And then in one amazing moment in the Camera Obscura at Te Papa, many years after that school physics, I suddenly realised what it all meant! It was quite an experience.

Anyway, all the best with the project in Whangarei - I can't wait to see it myself one day.”

Kind regards

Mark

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

Updates 4

Thanks EVERYBODY for joining the Team to build the Camera Obscura Sculpture on the Hatea River!

07/12/2016 at 2:39 PM

Its been a fantastic campaign - had Trump elected, Kaikoura earthquakes and THEN John Key resigned - all in our campaign month, stealing our press-time and we still met the target!  We could not have come this far without the incredible support of The Whangarei community so THANK YOU!

Watch the video - have a giggle - 2 days to go... hoping to hit $30,000 so share it out to friends.

Arohanui

Diane, Trish and Felicity!

Signage for Obscura now on site!

25/11/2016 at 7:31 AM

Thanks to Fastsignz we have now erected a sign on the site by Te Matau å Pohe Bridge so the public can get an idea of the Sculpture's location. The PledgeMe campaign has 15 days to run and we are striving to get as close to the $50,000 community contribution as possible. As part of that we are inviting 20 local businesses to pledge $1000 (Their name will go on the etched door) so please share the link to any businesses who might be interested. Thank you SO much for your ongoing support!

Camera Obscura signage

New Camera Obscura video with sign language translation!

20/11/2016 at 6:14 AM

Hey Team! We are so thrilled to have Tania, our sign language translator 'sign' the Camera Obscura video so the deaf community can connect with the project! We are so close to our target so 'Thank You' for your pledges! It is not only the $s that are important - the project needs as many pledgers as possible as it will help with our final funding application to show community support, so please share the project with your friends.

Great news - 8 days in and we are over $17,500!

12/11/2016 at 1:32 PM

WOW! Thank you Whangarei, Northland and many International pledgers! The Camera Obscura Sculpture project is getting fantastic support! This weekend the Scene Magazine has relaunched and our project is on the cover and centre spread. We are feeling more confident the campaign can reach its goal and push out towards the $50,000 we need.

Please ask your family and friends to join us by pledging a little and check out the great news in this video update.

A HUGE Thank you to Tania our sign language interpreter!

Cheers - Diane, Trish and Felicity

    Pledgers 185

    Michelle Hicks
    2016-11-25 07:20:50 +1300

    "Such a great asset to the community"

    Wendy
    2016-11-24 16:36:25 +1300
    Grant Faber
    2016-11-24 12:47:46 +1300
    Kim Wilkinson
    2016-11-24 10:58:18 +1300
    Nicki Alexander-Crawford
    2016-11-23 19:44:46 +1300
    Angie Ohlson
    2016-11-23 17:01:59 +1300

    "What a wonderful gift you ladies are giving Whangarei - LOVE IT!"

    M.Spriggs
    2016-11-23 15:55:25 +1300
    Justine
    2016-11-23 10:21:40 +1300
    Elevate CA Limited
    2016-11-23 09:46:56 +1300

    "This is awesome for Whangarei! Elevate CA are proud to be involved in making the Camera Obscura project happen!"

    Shannon Gleeson
    2016-11-22 20:29:51 +1300
    Anne Hohmann
    2016-11-22 20:12:41 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-11-22 18:49:46 +1300

    "Great idea and great for Whangarei"

    Coen Cramer
    2016-11-22 17:14:50 +1300
    Sue
    2016-11-22 07:46:14 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-11-21 20:28:17 +1300
    Gavin Lamb
    2016-11-21 20:28:12 +1300
    Julienne Atkinson
    2016-11-21 19:36:47 +1300

    "Love it. Looks amazing."

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-11-21 08:58:25 +1300
    mary neale
    2016-11-21 07:55:10 +1300
    Nicole McGrath
    2016-11-20 20:00:39 +1300
    Lucy Smith
    2016-11-20 19:16:29 +1300

    "Go Unaty Id & team! Looking forward to experiencing this!x"

    Debbie Evans
    2016-11-19 21:37:13 +1300

    "Whangarei - love it here"

    Michelle Bonetti
    2016-11-17 21:42:38 +1300

    "This Project is incredible and I can't wait to see it come to fruition! "

    Abby
    2016-11-17 15:14:19 +1300
    Laser Electrical Whangarei
    2016-11-17 14:49:07 +1300

    "Another step forward for Whangarei- exciting times!"

    Marianne Martin
    2016-11-16 20:22:49 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-11-16 15:08:40 +1300
    Daniela Johnson
    2016-11-16 11:26:16 +1300

    "What a fantastic project. It will be amazing!"

    Griffiths & Assoc Ltd
    2016-11-16 10:56:10 +1300

    "The Camera Obscura will be a fantastic addition to our Town Basin Loop with the ideal position of having Te Matau a Pohe as the backdrop. This has been a vision of the designers of this structure for a long time, so it's great to see it coming to fruition and we wholeheartedly support this venture. Get behind this project people of Whangarei! It's for our future generations too."

    Kaye
    2016-11-15 22:22:13 +1300

    "Awesome!"

    Camera Obscura Whangarei

    Project 2016-10-31 09:42:23 +1300

    * WE HAVE REACHED OUR PLEDGEME TARGET AND ARE NOW PUSHING THE CAMPAIGN ON TOWARDS OUR COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION GOAL OF $50,000!

    PLEASE PLEDGE AND SHARE - JOIN US TO BUILD THE CAMERA OBSCURA!

    Our aim is to build a dramatic 8 metre world class steel sculpture, within which is a Camera Obscura.

    This interactive sculptural structure, looking at Whangarei’s celebrated Te Matau ā Pohe Bascule Bridge is sited by the river on The Hatea Loop.  Entering the dramatic structure, the viewer arrives in a camera obscura room, and experiences the bridge and its environment in a new way. 

    From a small hole in one wall, a moving image of the outside world – the river, sky, bridge, traffic and people – are projected, upside down and reversed onto the entire interior. Using CCTV technology, this view is projected to the world via the web. Imagine watching Whangarei's bridge lift, via the oldest tech (Camera Obscura) through the most current digital technology, anywhere in the world!

    The obscura experience also teaches the science of light while the added dimension of CCTV cameras allow the viewer to become 'the performer' when inside and out.

    The sculpture's design reflects Whangarei-te-rerenga-parāoa maritime history and offers a unique destination for locals, students and tourists. This exciting project joins a handful of sculptural obscura in the world and will be free for all to experience.

    We have, the Council's support, an allocated site, been gifted the steel, funding for the engineering and local businesses donating their services. The sculpture / building will cost $500,000 and we just need to generate $50,000 from the community to help with the construction of the internal building.

    Join the Team - pledge and enjoy being part of this legacy!

     

    www.cameraobscura.nz

     

     Education, Art and Tourism              #Whangarei love it here!              Timatatanga Hou

     

      

    Message sent to The Team after a Radio NZ story about the project

    “I went through a Camera Obscura at Te Papa and it was the most amazing experience. When I was at school I did optics and drew little arrowheads when I did physics. I was pretty good at it, but it was all pretty abstract. And then in one amazing moment in the Camera Obscura at Te Papa, many years after that school physics, I suddenly realised what it all meant! It was quite an experience.

    Anyway, all the best with the project in Whangarei - I can't wait to see it myself one day.”

    Kind regards

    Mark

     

     

     

     

     

    Comments

    Thanks EVERYBODY for joining the Team to build the Camera Obscura Sculpture on the Hatea River!

    07/12/2016 at 2:39 PM

    Its been a fantastic campaign - had Trump elected, Kaikoura earthquakes and THEN John Key resigned - all in our campaign month, stealing our press-time and we still met the target!  We could not have come this far without the incredible support of The Whangarei community so THANK YOU!

    Watch the video - have a giggle - 2 days to go... hoping to hit $30,000 so share it out to friends.

    Arohanui

    Diane, Trish and Felicity!

    Signage for Obscura now on site!

    25/11/2016 at 7:31 AM

    Thanks to Fastsignz we have now erected a sign on the site by Te Matau å Pohe Bridge so the public can get an idea of the Sculpture's location. The PledgeMe campaign has 15 days to run and we are striving to get as close to the $50,000 community contribution as possible. As part of that we are inviting 20 local businesses to pledge $1000 (Their name will go on the etched door) so please share the link to any businesses who might be interested. Thank you SO much for your ongoing support!

    Camera Obscura signage

    New Camera Obscura video with sign language translation!

    20/11/2016 at 6:14 AM

    Hey Team! We are so thrilled to have Tania, our sign language translator 'sign' the Camera Obscura video so the deaf community can connect with the project! We are so close to our target so 'Thank You' for your pledges! It is not only the $s that are important - the project needs as many pledgers as possible as it will help with our final funding application to show community support, so please share the project with your friends.

    Great news - 8 days in and we are over $17,500!

    12/11/2016 at 1:32 PM

    WOW! Thank you Whangarei, Northland and many International pledgers! The Camera Obscura Sculpture project is getting fantastic support! This weekend the Scene Magazine has relaunched and our project is on the cover and centre spread. We are feeling more confident the campaign can reach its goal and push out towards the $50,000 we need.

    Please ask your family and friends to join us by pledging a little and check out the great news in this video update.

    A HUGE Thank you to Tania our sign language interpreter!

    Cheers - Diane, Trish and Felicity

      Michelle Hicks
      2016-11-25 07:20:50 +1300

      "Such a great asset to the community"

      Wendy
      2016-11-24 16:36:25 +1300
      Grant Faber
      2016-11-24 12:47:46 +1300
      Kim Wilkinson
      2016-11-24 10:58:18 +1300
      Nicki Alexander-Crawford
      2016-11-23 19:44:46 +1300
      Angie Ohlson
      2016-11-23 17:01:59 +1300

      "What a wonderful gift you ladies are giving Whangarei - LOVE IT!"

      M.Spriggs
      2016-11-23 15:55:25 +1300
      Justine
      2016-11-23 10:21:40 +1300
      Elevate CA Limited
      2016-11-23 09:46:56 +1300

      "This is awesome for Whangarei! Elevate CA are proud to be involved in making the Camera Obscura project happen!"

      Shannon Gleeson
      2016-11-22 20:29:51 +1300
      Anne Hohmann
      2016-11-22 20:12:41 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-11-22 18:49:46 +1300

      "Great idea and great for Whangarei"

      Coen Cramer
      2016-11-22 17:14:50 +1300
      Sue
      2016-11-22 07:46:14 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-11-21 20:28:17 +1300
      Gavin Lamb
      2016-11-21 20:28:12 +1300
      Julienne Atkinson
      2016-11-21 19:36:47 +1300

      "Love it. Looks amazing."

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-11-21 08:58:25 +1300
      mary neale
      2016-11-21 07:55:10 +1300
      Nicole McGrath
      2016-11-20 20:00:39 +1300
      Lucy Smith
      2016-11-20 19:16:29 +1300

      "Go Unaty Id & team! Looking forward to experiencing this!x"

      Debbie Evans
      2016-11-19 21:37:13 +1300

      "Whangarei - love it here"

      Michelle Bonetti
      2016-11-17 21:42:38 +1300

      "This Project is incredible and I can't wait to see it come to fruition! "

      Abby
      2016-11-17 15:14:19 +1300
      Laser Electrical Whangarei
      2016-11-17 14:49:07 +1300

      "Another step forward for Whangarei- exciting times!"

      Marianne Martin
      2016-11-16 20:22:49 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-11-16 15:08:40 +1300
      Daniela Johnson
      2016-11-16 11:26:16 +1300

      "What a fantastic project. It will be amazing!"

      Griffiths & Assoc Ltd
      2016-11-16 10:56:10 +1300

      "The Camera Obscura will be a fantastic addition to our Town Basin Loop with the ideal position of having Te Matau a Pohe as the backdrop. This has been a vision of the designers of this structure for a long time, so it's great to see it coming to fruition and we wholeheartedly support this venture. Get behind this project people of Whangarei! It's for our future generations too."

      Kaye
      2016-11-15 22:22:13 +1300

      "Awesome!"

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 09/12/2016 at 10:00 PM.