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

    Alex Newlove
    2016-11-08 20:48:27 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-11-08 20:12:14 +1300
    Denise
    2016-11-08 19:11:50 +1300

    "Sounds fantastic and well done for the fab ad on F/b. all the very best"

    Joanna Davison
    2016-11-08 18:32:59 +1300

    "great work Diane and the team . Ka mau te wehi!"

    Sal cleary
    2016-11-08 18:27:58 +1300

    "Wonderful Work Whangarei "

    Kenneth Adams
    2016-11-08 14:25:28 +1300

    "A marvellous idea and a really great project. Good luck"

    Victoria Cooper
    2016-11-08 13:35:25 +1300
    DOug Spowart
    2016-11-08 13:30:09 +1300

    "This is a FANTASTIC initiative --- You are showing the world that creativity, art and dreams are alive in New Zealand..."

    Vanessa Wilson
    2016-11-08 12:43:37 +1300

    "Great things happening in Whangarei. Exciting times. Well done team. From Hiveapp.co.nz"

    EchoNorth Diagnostic Ultrasound
    2016-11-08 09:12:04 +1300

    "From one form of imaging to another, we are proud to support this innovative project for Whangarei's Hatea Loop Walk!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-11-07 22:36:15 +1300

    "a great asset for Whangarei "

    Shane Samtani
    2016-11-07 22:17:21 +1300
    Kim Townsend
    2016-11-07 21:20:02 +1300
    Linda Palmer
    2016-11-07 20:02:43 +1300

    "So proud!"

    Sarah Marshall
    2016-11-07 19:50:35 +1300
    John & Rosemary Stoppard
    2016-11-07 14:44:13 +1300

    "Great video. Well done!"

    Kellie Extance
    2016-11-07 12:34:29 +1300

    "This is going to be AMAZING for our community!!"

    Frances Coutts
    2016-11-07 10:51:42 +1300

    "Adding to the creativity and vibrancy of this beautiful town Whangarei"

    Dawn Dutton Photography
    2016-11-07 09:30:09 +1300

    "An amazing opportunity for the Whanau, the visitors and Whangarei"

    Melissa Jones
    2016-11-07 00:50:34 +1300
    Craig Prichard
    2016-11-06 20:29:29 +1300
    Eric Manning
    2016-11-06 18:45:40 +1300

    "Wonderful project. Congratulations on the foresight and your dedication."

    Bridget Westenra
    2016-11-06 14:47:54 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-11-06 07:40:17 +1300
    Ursula Edith Lambert
    2016-11-06 07:04:08 +1300

    "Love my hometown and it looks better every time I return."

    Tracey & Mac McKenzie
    2016-11-06 00:09:03 +1300

    "Thanks for all your hard work team"

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-11-05 22:00:53 +1300
    Suzanne McKenzie
    2016-11-05 16:05:01 +1300

    "Another great art and sculpture addition to Whangarei!! ❤️ It Here!"

    Liz McAuliffe
    2016-11-05 15:16:09 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-11-05 15:12:50 +1300

    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

      Alex Newlove
      2016-11-08 20:48:27 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-11-08 20:12:14 +1300
      Denise
      2016-11-08 19:11:50 +1300

      "Sounds fantastic and well done for the fab ad on F/b. all the very best"

      Joanna Davison
      2016-11-08 18:32:59 +1300

      "great work Diane and the team . Ka mau te wehi!"

      Sal cleary
      2016-11-08 18:27:58 +1300

      "Wonderful Work Whangarei "

      Kenneth Adams
      2016-11-08 14:25:28 +1300

      "A marvellous idea and a really great project. Good luck"

      Victoria Cooper
      2016-11-08 13:35:25 +1300
      DOug Spowart
      2016-11-08 13:30:09 +1300

      "This is a FANTASTIC initiative --- You are showing the world that creativity, art and dreams are alive in New Zealand..."

      Vanessa Wilson
      2016-11-08 12:43:37 +1300

      "Great things happening in Whangarei. Exciting times. Well done team. From Hiveapp.co.nz"

      EchoNorth Diagnostic Ultrasound
      2016-11-08 09:12:04 +1300

      "From one form of imaging to another, we are proud to support this innovative project for Whangarei's Hatea Loop Walk!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-11-07 22:36:15 +1300

      "a great asset for Whangarei "

      Shane Samtani
      2016-11-07 22:17:21 +1300
      Kim Townsend
      2016-11-07 21:20:02 +1300
      Linda Palmer
      2016-11-07 20:02:43 +1300

      "So proud!"

      Sarah Marshall
      2016-11-07 19:50:35 +1300
      John & Rosemary Stoppard
      2016-11-07 14:44:13 +1300

      "Great video. Well done!"

      Kellie Extance
      2016-11-07 12:34:29 +1300

      "This is going to be AMAZING for our community!!"

      Frances Coutts
      2016-11-07 10:51:42 +1300

      "Adding to the creativity and vibrancy of this beautiful town Whangarei"

      Dawn Dutton Photography
      2016-11-07 09:30:09 +1300

      "An amazing opportunity for the Whanau, the visitors and Whangarei"

      Melissa Jones
      2016-11-07 00:50:34 +1300
      Craig Prichard
      2016-11-06 20:29:29 +1300
      Eric Manning
      2016-11-06 18:45:40 +1300

      "Wonderful project. Congratulations on the foresight and your dedication."

      Bridget Westenra
      2016-11-06 14:47:54 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-11-06 07:40:17 +1300
      Ursula Edith Lambert
      2016-11-06 07:04:08 +1300

      "Love my hometown and it looks better every time I return."

      Tracey & Mac McKenzie
      2016-11-06 00:09:03 +1300

      "Thanks for all your hard work team"

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-11-05 22:00:53 +1300
      Suzanne McKenzie
      2016-11-05 16:05:01 +1300

      "Another great art and sculpture addition to Whangarei!! ❤️ It Here!"

      Liz McAuliffe
      2016-11-05 15:16:09 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-11-05 15:12:50 +1300
      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 09/12/2016 at 10:00 PM.