Free Air (Governor Fitzroy* Place)

*Vice-Admiral Robert FitzRoy RN (5 July 1805 – 30 April 1865) was a career officer of the Royal Navy and a scientist. He achieved lasting fame as the captain of HMS Beagle during Charles Darwin’s famous voyage, FitzRoy’s second expedition to Tierra del Fuego and the Southern Cone.

He was a pioneering meteorologist who made accurate weather forecasting a reality and created systems to get weather information to sailors and fishermen for their safety. He was an able surveyor and hydrographer. As Governor of New Zealand, serving from 1843 to 1845, he tried to protect the Maori from illegal land sales claimed by British settlers (Wikipedia, 2014).

The Friendly Maori Scholarship, 2014

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Dear Applicant

Thank you very much for your application for the above scholarship. The Panel would like to commend you on your obvious friendliness and is happy to inform you that your application has been successful.

Please let us know your preferred tee shirt size.

Kind regards

Layne Waerea (on behalf of the Panel)

22 August 2014

Free thinking

timing. timing timing.

I like humour. It’s funny.

One thought on “Free Comments”

  1. monred14
    In response to an unusually made paper and plaster object, “I made this object to answer my thoughts” (Y1 Sculpture student). Excellent comment I thought, pretty free thinking 🙂

Bucketism

Bucketism is endemic in public art practice nowadays and leads to a certain formulaic look for a work, in both a modular sense and in its use of narrative structure. This has led some people to claim that art has lost its critical power because any form of critique is automatically recuperated and neutralized by buckets. Others, however, offer a different view and see the new situation as opening the way for different strategies of opposition. Such a view can be supported by insights from Andre Gorz for whom ‘When self-exploitation acquires a central role in the process of valorization, the production of subjectivity becomes a terrain of the central conflict… Social relations that elude the grasp of value, competitive individualism and market exchange make the latter appear by contrast in their political dimension, as extensions of the power of buckets. A front of total resistance to this power is made possible. It necessarily overflows the terrain of production of knowledge towards new practices of living, consuming and collective appropriation of common spaces and everyday bucket culture.

Usman                                                                                                                                          August 10, 2014

 

Friendly Maori Scholarship

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Friendly Màori Scholarship 2014

 Purpose

The purpose of this scholarship is to recognise and support friendly Màori (and their friends) who choose to undertake some kind of study some time in their lives.

Entry criteria

  1. All applicants must either be a friendly Màori or know one.
  2. Applicants should be able to present a solid case for the scholarship to be awarded to them. (max. 1 paragraph)

Closing date for applications

August 13th 2014

Value

Some kind of appropriate stipend

‘Friendly Màori’ tee shirt (white on black, any size)

Number of awards offered

One

Application process

Applicants must submit in writing details explaining why they should be awarded this scholarship.

Applications should be sent to 48percentfriendly@gmail.com

Selection process

A panel consisting of Layne Waerea will consider the applications.
No scholarship will be awarded upon any occasion if the panel is of the opinion that there is no applicant of sufficient friendliness applying for the award.

The successful applicant will be notified of the panel’s decision as soon as possible after the closing date.

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should check fairweatherblog.com before making an application as details do change frequently.