Frank Gordon Dunedin Artist and Illustrator

Frank Gordon Dunedin Artist and Illustrator

@frankgordonart¬†is a wonderful illustrator of whimsical maps that bring out the hidden details of Dunedin. You’re going to especially love the ‘Pocket Peninsula Illustrated Map,’ details of which you can see on frankgordon.co.nz Despite the odd bit...
Portrait of an Artist

Portrait of an Artist

The magnificent photographer @broguedagnigian in his natural habitat, the lounge room. Jonathan is a successful collector of nice things, not the least his shoes that living in flood prone and perpetually frosty South Dunedin makes it nigh impossible to wear...
Hitting the Wall

Hitting the Wall

Sometimes you have gone as far as you can in that direction…it’s a good thing you can simply turn around and try something different. It’s mostly not failure per se. It’s just trying to find something better suited to your direction. …...
Dunedin Truck Crash

Dunedin Truck Crash

A truck carrying scrap metal rolled over trying to negotiate the corner of Jervois and Cumberland, Dunedin. As well as the ego of the young truck driver, two cars were partly crushed 😎 I noticed flashing police lights, which is pleasantly rare, so I pulled...
Metal Detecting with Chris

Metal Detecting with Chris

So we’re trudging through the ice covered grass in Bethune’s Gully when we see Chris waving the metal detector about. He reckons the beach is better, but only in summer when people have been rolling about and losing things in the sand. He found a cell...
Coffee with Kevin

Coffee with Kevin

Kevin’s known me longer than I have known him. A close family friend, he was around when I was born. When we moved back to Dunedin after decades overseas, Kevin and his lovely wife were a source of much-needed local knowledge. Now that I’m older, I got an...
The Americas Cup Tours Dunedin

The Americas Cup Tours Dunedin

All hail the conquering heroes! With thanks to a Middle-Eastern airline and a Japanese car company, New Zealand lays claim to the Americas Cup (a contest principally sponsored by a French maker of overpriced luggage). Because the American team was lead by an...
Speight’s Alehouse, Rattray St, Dunedin

Speight’s Alehouse, Rattray St, Dunedin

This is my first time at Speights Alehouse in Dunedin. Normally a place like this would be wasted on me…I don’t drink beer, wine, tea or coffee (not for lack of trying, I just don’t like the taste) and i’m not interested in watching sports in a...
Cats, Bees and Ignorance

Cats, Bees and Ignorance

Brooklyn and Camille are old school friends, despite the 10 year age gap. Camille is expecting her first child 😀 When she first found out her friend was pregnant, young Brooklyn asked “how did that happen” and I replied, “well, you know how...