2011 - The Rugby World Cup 2011 in Kiwiland

2011 - The Rugby World Cup 2011 in Kiwiland

(Online exhibition getting ready)

Welcome to the online art exhibition "The Rugby World Cup 2011 in Kiwiland". The exhibition is being prepared, and shall be ready by the time of the World Cup. Keep checking progress!
(Double-click on a thumbnail for more information about an artwork)
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A picture for welcoming the Rugby World Cup 2011 into Aotearoa: a "Pakeha" sport in the ancestral land of "Māori toas" ("Māori warriors") and modern "Kiwis".
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"Manawatu-Wanganui colours" for the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. Should black on white on green be the regional colours to fly in Palmerston North during RWC 2011? (Vote here) "Gisborne colours" for the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. Should black on white on wine red be the regional colours for Gisborne? (Vote here) "Wellington colours" for the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. Should black on white on yellow be the regional colours to fly in Wellington during RWC 2011? (Vote here)
Have your say
One of the striking things of New Zealand is that regions do not have official flags. I designed a few for an earlier exhibition, but no many people took onto give a vote. Perhaps it works better with sporty people. I have created a survey at SurveyMonkey.com which allows you to vote for a flag for the different regions of New Zealand. The aim is to represent regions, not Rugby Union Clubs…but the bias is probably obvious.
I have used the Tino Rangatiratanga flag's design and colours as the basis for regional flags. Because distinctive colours are not enough as for covering all regions, I have allocated the black pattern to the North Island and the red pattern to the South Island. (The Chatham Islands could use the red pattern or could have its own pattern based on either green or yellow.) Some colours are not present either because they wouldn't make a tricolor flag (namely black, white and red) or because they are not distinctive enough.
In the survey you can allocate a particular colour to a region. The most popular colour, together with its corresponding pattern, will thus become the Aotearoatanga flag for that region. If you want to vote, click here to access the survey!

Here is a provisional allocation of flags to regions according to a prototypical colour of the main Rugby Union of that region (o a neighbouring colour, in order to avoid repetition!). This allocation is by no means final, and it only represents a suggestion. Therefore, your vote still counts.

The North Island flags (@ 7th Feb) The South Island flags (@ 7th Feb)
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Northland Sky blue Tasman Navy blue
Auckland Navy blue Nelson Sky blue
Waikato Gold Marlborough Lilac
Bay of Plenty Lilac West Coast Silver
Gisborne Wine red Canterbury Purple
Hawke's Bay Silver Otago Yellow
Taranaki Orange Southland Wine red
Manawatu-Wanganui Green
(Wanganui subdivision ?) Lime
Wellington Yellow Chatham Islands Green
(Click here to access the survey)