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New sculpture being unveiled on Quay Street

05 August 2004

New sculpture being unveiled on Quay Street

The Auckland City Sculpture Trust invites you to the unveiling of ‘Flight trainer for Albatross’ - the new Greer Twiss sculpture to be installed on Quay Street.

The sculpture has been specifically designed for this site and will be located on the main pedestrian entry to Princes Wharf.

Called ‘Flight Trainer for Albatross’, it will be gifted to the city by the Auckland City Sculpture Trust at the unveiling, and Greer Twiss will be present to introduce his artwork.

Details of the unveiling: Where: Princes Wharf, Quay Street, adjacent to Starmart When: Monday 9 August 2004, commencing with a karakia at 7.30am. Note: Breakfast will be served afterwards at Prime RSVP:

The sculpture comprises three large albatross being supported in a flight frame and one at ground level. It is constructed of stainless steel and stands six metres high and three metres wide.

Auckland-born artist Greer Twiss has designed the artwork to explore the relationship between land, sea and air and between man and nature. It is also a metaphor for the support needed for endangered birds like the albatross. The stainless steel structure will be robust enough for the waterfront environment and has links with the boats and activity in the area.

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