Summer Holidays 2017: Oamaru Steampunk HQ

What is Steampunk?
Steampunk is a quirky and fun genre of science fiction
that features steam-powered technology.
It is often set in an alternate,
futuristic version of 19th century Victorian England.
The Steampunk future is driven by unusual steam powered devices –
the ‘world gone mad’ as Victorian people may have imagined it.
Examples are machines like those in the writing of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne,
and in tv shows such as Dr. Who.
Oamaru is an ideal setting for Steampunk art and activities,
given the wonderfully preserved and thriving Victorian buildings.
Chris Meder was at the forefront of the sculpture scene in NZ.
A lot of his work was withdrawn from public viewing after he died 2010
but some of it was loaned to this exhibition – steampunk power!
A must see if you are near Oamaru.