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Station of Earth-Bound Ghosts
Station of Earth-Bound Ghosts was a singular art event staged at the Auckland Railway Station, immediately prior to it being decommissioned in 1999. 
The installation was a set of 30 flags emblazoned with poetry, exploring the legacy of legendary Maori warrior/prophet Te Kooti and themes of New Zealand colonisation, employing Davis' collagist style of expression, and setting up a fluttering resonance of meaning between the object and the written word.
DV8 Creative was commissioned to design the flags, in collaboration with book designer Christine Hansen, and also oversee all aspects of production, from flag-making by Blue Grass Flags, to collaborating with artist/curator Stephen Bambury in preparing the venue. 
The project also involved advancing various details such as the projected-light passages on the frontage and throughout the interior. The scope further included advertising, advance publicity and signage. 

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Author: Leigh Davis
Additional voices and guidance: Wirangi Pera, Haare Williams
Flag designers: Stephen Canning, Christine Hansen
Curators: Wystan Curnow, Stephen Bambury
Contributing artists: S. Bambury, John Reynolds
Photography: Patrick Reynolds
Production: Stephen Canning, Blue Grass Flags, Tony Reid
Lighting design: Stephen Canning, Bryan Caldwell
Print design and production: Stephen Canning 
Editor, sound editor, musical producer: Toby Curnow
Music: Phil Dadson


From the archive

This set includes a small edited archive of some of the more interesting graphics and design projects of the last couple of decades.

These have included identity graphics, branding, promotional graphic design, web and interactive design, packaging, book design, catalogues, brochures, and some architectural glass projects.

Prior to founding DV8 Creative, Stephen worked as a glass artist specialising in architectural graphics and sandblasted glass, exhibiting in NYC in 1992, and with much work still in place around NZ.

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