The Scary Washing Machine 2010

Dinosaur art by Hamilton East School pupils and invited artists.

One of the greatest numbers of hits on Trade Me was for the Scary Washing Machine in 2009 with over the page receiving more than 800,000 views and 100 foolscap pages of questions and answers of a hilarious, fine quality standard washing machine.

Wanting the Scary Washing Machine to raise funds for a good friend who had been robbed by a real estate agent I pulled out after the $5,000 bidding threshold was reached.

It toured NZ to branches of 100% Whiteware for some 12 months and then they very kindly lent to me. Displaying it in my gallery numerous school classes visited and used it as a focus of many creative projects.

Around this exhibition time Rob and Ev Gardiner from Auckland visited the gallery.

Ev sent David the following email...

Hi David,

Wow, what a fantastic and rich and exciting environment your studio is, especially for the children who visit and exhibit there. How many lives are you changing for the best, especially for children who may never have been to a gallery before. I really do admire you and your ideas and energy.

Love Ev.

1 Aug 2010