T U B E S Special Guest Artists Amanda and Peter Worral Denis Taylor (Editor of ong>TUBESong> and curator for ong>TUBESong> gallery) has had a long discussion with Peter and Amanda in connection with their creation of a VR three dimensional art gallery. It was during these talks that he was to discover that both were also gifted artists in their own right. The common creative ground soon became apparent, what resulted was a collaboration agreement with ong>paintersong> ong>TUBESong> ong>magazineong> and ong>TUBESong> artists gallery. This agreement will result in ong>TUBESong> ong>magazineong>s being to curate exhibition for artists groups, solo shows and special project exhibitions presented in probably the best VR 3D gallery for talented independent artists. A full feature and the first exhibition will be published (September) in both the main ong>magazineong> and the ong>TUBESong> gallery complete with premiere days, where the artists can also meet and greet visitors to the exhibition, ask questions about the art on show, having first downloaded the exhibition catalogue. This is a great opportunity for artists world wide and ong>TUBESong> are excited to be at the forefront of changing the playing field for artists as we go further into the 21c. This feature on Peter and Amanda allows our fellow artists to get to know our new artists friends Peter and Amanda have always been involved in the creative industries. Peter originally trained as a prototype engineer and began exhibiting when he and his brother arrived in New Zealand from the UK in 1974. In the same year he was invited along with his brother to join the stable of ten artists at Barry Lett galleries, one of Auckland’s leading art galleries at the time. The gallery suggested they move to an island just off the coast of Auckland (Waiheke) where they could live and paint. They enjoyed the next few years doing just that and sold well in the local market. Peter also secured a job at the Auckland City Art Gallery as an assistant to the curator. In 77 Peter moved to San Francisco and over the next few years co-founded the famous ‘Deaf Club’ and managed punk bands including the “Dead Kennedys” whilst also creating electronic music with early computers. The Chief designer of Dolby C (noise reduction technology) wanted to record Peters band ‘KiDiMe’ and did it at Dolby’s experimental facility in downtown SF. They were only able to work from 10pm to 6am so it went on for several weeks. One night at around 2am Mr Dolby himself came in saying he was sorry but he needed the studio to put an (early digital) soundtrack on a film and test the sound quality, so treated the band to Hamburgers across the road at Clown Alley’s whilst he did the work. This recording won KiDiMe a contract with Rough Trade records when they first opened in the US. Although opportunities were unfolding for Peter in the US he chose to return to New Zealand. During the 70’s Amanda was working for an equestrian stable in Austria where she had been riding Lipizzana dressage horses at professional level. She had also come home (to New Zealand) to be closer to family and had a job at Aucklands Mercury Theatre as a scenic artist before moving to Television NZ as an art director and then a set designer.