Category: Queen Street

The New Yorker on Queen Street

Displaying a stunning image of Nelson Mandela from the cover of The New Yorker on December 16 2013, a tribute issue published a week after his death.

The Huffingdon Post reported the upcoming cover on May 12 2013 and had this to say about it: “The cover is entitled, “Madiba,” Mandela’s tribal name, and is the artwork of author and artist Kadir Nelson. Nelson, who has illustrated a children’s book on Mandela, told the New Yorker that he drew this cover to reflect a young Mandela “during the time that he was on trial with over a hundred of his comrades.”

“I wanted to make a simple and bold statement about Mandela and his life as a freedom fighter,” he said. “The raised fist and the simple, stark palette reminded me of posters and anti-apartheid imagery of the nineteen-eighties. This painting is a tribute to the struggle for freedom from all forms of discrimination, and Nelson’s very prominent role as a leader in the anti-apartheid movement.”

The mural at the Queen Street residence was commissioned by the owner (2014-2015) and was painted by local Dunedin artist Greg Lewis.

Bijoux on Queen Street

Bijoux was named for a night club in Newcastle-upon-Tyne that features in the reality TV show, Georgie Shore. The sign was created in 2015 by the six male flat mates who were all massive fans of the show.

The sign replicates that of the night club and is clearly visible from George Street. 

 [Photo supplied and used with permission.]

Here’s a clip of the Geordie Shore cast leaving Bijoux. 

The Yeast Infection on Queen Street

New Zealand cultural iconography also features in Dunedin’s named flats. The familiar sun burst image and byline, “sure to rise”, from the Edmonds Cookery Book will be familiar to many. These feature here on sign, The Yeast Infection, a flat on Queen Street.

Take a look at this collection of Edmonds related images in the Sure to Rise collection curated by Lisa Alcott on DigitalNZ.