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Auckland joins major international cities with iconic public

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12 February 2014

Auckland joins major international cities with iconic public artwork

Members of Auckland Council’s Arts, Culture and Events Committee were updated today on the proposal for a new standalone public artwork to be placed on Queens Wharf.

The artwork, by renowned artist Michael Parekowhai, is part of a gift to the city from Barfoot & Thompson in celebration of 90 years of successful business in Auckland.

Cr Alf Filipaina, Arts, Culture and Events Committee Chair said that Auckland Council was committed to supporting public art activity in all its forms as an essential step in Auckland becoming the world’s most liveable city.

“This is a great opportunity for Auckland and we are privileged to have been offered such a generous gift from the private sector. I realise there has been public interest in the commission of this artwork. I would like to emphasise that the correct decision making process is being followed and I look forward to receiving further updates at future committee meetings.”

The piece will be a designed and engineered structure, clad and painted to resemble a classic two story Auckland home. The exterior will be a skeleton structure with a central large void within to be filled by a huge intricate glass chandelier inspired by New Zealand flora and fauna.

Arts and Culture Manager Kaye Glamuzina told committee members that all major cities around the globe have iconic, destination public artworks and this piece will cement Queens Wharf as an impressive public space that reflects Auckland’s culture and heritage.

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