New public artwork reflects heritage streetscape

노영례 0 892 2018.07.12 21:31

343df86224f9cd0dff89891b2c0d007b_1531387 

Light Weight O 2018 by Catherine Griffiths, Auckland Council Art Collection, Photography by David St George, courtesy of Auckland Council

 

Floating high above O’Connell Street, Light Weight O by artist Catherine Griffiths is a new Auckland Council public artwork in central Auckland. The sculpture highlights the heritage architecture and character of the area. 

The artwork reflects O’Connell’s streetscape to encourage those who walk through to look upwards to appreciate the heritage architecture and surrounding environment.

Light Weight O is a mirror-faced, brass-backed, 2.4m diameter object – an ‘O’ – that is suspended to take on the entire setting rather than focusing on a specific building. It gently pivots, reflects and casts moving light to catch the eye close up and at a distance. 

“The artwork encourages those who walk through O’Connell Street to observe the above and the below and consider the space between. It brings to attention the sky, framed by the built environment, and the earth beneath,” says artist Catherine Griffiths.

After Auckland became the capital of New Zealand in 1841, Shortland Crescent developed as a commercial area; service lanes grew to accommodate workers and workshops in what is now High, O'Connell and Chancery Streets.

These streets and the connecting lanes have passed through many stages. They have a rich and varied architectural history, evident through the Victorian, Edwardian, Arts and Crafts, Art Deco and modern buildings in the area.

The artwork hangs between 5 and 10 O’Connell Street where two notable 1925 heritage buildings are located: the Royal Exchange Assurance Building that combines modern and classical influences and Administrator House’s impressive Oamaru limestone façade.

Chair of the Auckland Council Environment and Community Committee, Councillor Penny Hulse, is pleased to see the artwork connect Aucklanders with the unique and varied heritage of the area.

“Public art connects a community more deeply to a place. The artist has done a great job of highlighting the impressive heritage architecture and character of the central Auckland area. Next time you’re walking through O’Connell Street, take the time to look up and appreciate these important chronicles of our past,” she says.

Viv Beck, chair of Auckland City Centre Advisory Board, is delighted funding from the city centre targeted rate has supported new public art in our city centre streets:

“Public art is an inspiring way to tell the stories of our city and add richness to city life. O’Connell Street is an important part of the historic High Street District and this artwork is a creative way of highlighting its heritage for this recently transformed part of the city.”

The new addition to the Auckland Council public art collection was commissioned as part of the O’Connell Street laneway upgrade. The artwork’s total cost of $260,000 was funded through the regional public art budget and city centre targeted rate.

For more information go to @PublicArtAKL on Facebook and share your images at #PublicArtAKL.

출처 : Auckland Council News

 

343df86224f9cd0dff89891b2c0d007b_1531387 

  • 페이스북으로 보내기
  • 트위터로 보내기
  • 구글플러스로 보내기
  • 카카오스토리로 보내기
  • 네이버밴드로 보내기

Comments

 플러스 광고

Total Cleaning & Total Paint
cleaning, painting, 카펫크리닝, 페인팅, 물 청소, 토탈 크리닝 T. 0800157111
조앤제이 & 조대형 회계사/세무사
이민 비자전문 컨설팅 회계 세무 세무신고 회계사 GST 소득세 T. 093361155
(주)웰컴뉴질랜드
뉴질랜드 여행, 북섬여행, 남섬여행, 패키지여행, 호주여행, 피지여행, 맞춤여행, 자유여행, 단체여행, 개별여행, 배낭여행, 현지여행, 호텔예약, 투어예약, 관광지 예약, 코치예약, 버스패스, 한 T. 09 302 7777

Dunedin named Most Beautiful City in KNZB Bea…

댓글 0 | 조회 224 | 2018.10.27
Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB) were excited to announce the winners of this year'sBeautiful Award… 더보기

Free rat traps to help Eastern Bays birds

댓글 0 | 조회 212 | 2018.10.26
The Eastern Bays Songbird Project is continuing to work towards its target of distributing 500 free … 더보기

Survivable speeds planned for Te Atatū South

댓글 0 | 조회 281 | 2018.10.23
Auckland Transport will make streets in Te Atatū South’s residential area safer for all road users b… 더보기

Auckland Council working with developers to p…

댓글 0 | 조회 329 | 2018.10.22
Auckland is growing quickly. Our population is expected to reach around two million by 2028 and 313,… 더보기

Find out your rubbish collection dates for La…

댓글 0 | 조회 395 | 2018.10.20
The long weekend we've all been waiting for is finally here.But remember, because ofLabour Weekend, … 더보기

A tracks and trails strategy to link South Au…

댓글 0 | 조회 243 | 2018.10.18
Tracks and trails advocates met yesterday in Tuakau to plan infrastructure that will link the boomin… 더보기

Seven ways to make the most of your Labour We…

댓글 0 | 조회 282 | 2018.10.18
Labour Day is coming up and for many of us, that means an extra day to relax, unwind and spend some … 더보기

Licence granted for Auckland e-scooter operat…

댓글 0 | 조회 433 | 2018.10.15
Auckland Council has issued the region’s first street trading licence to operate a dockless shared e… 더보기

Make five family meals this week for $60

댓글 0 | 조회 861 | 2018.10.13
Spring has arrived, and with the holidays just around the corner many of us are forced to delve a li… 더보기

Drive safely as students go back to school

댓글 0 | 조회 293 | 2018.10.12
A walking bus helping students safely to schoolStudents head back to school next week, and Auckland … 더보기

Northern corridor improvements progressing sw…

댓글 0 | 조회 316 | 2018.10.11
​A $700-million project delivering improved transport infrastructure for freight, cars, pedestrians … 더보기

Manurewa signs up for Armistice Day 100

댓글 0 | 조회 220 | 2018.10.10
Peter Dilley with local board members Stella Cattle and Joseph AllanEight street signs across the Ma… 더보기

New engagement tool launches in Panmure

댓글 0 | 조회 281 | 2018.10.09
A new interactive website aimed at gathering community feedback on the revitalisation of Panmure has… 더보기

Christchurch man convicted over illegally tak…

댓글 0 | 조회 554 | 2018.10.09
A Christchurch hairdresser’s illegal take of cats’ eyes and paua displayed a blatant disregard for t… 더보기

Work begins on vehicle-free transformation at…

댓글 0 | 조회 240 | 2018.10.08
Artist impression of new carpark, toilet block and gates (Tūpuna Maunga Authority)Work is about to b… 더보기

New bus services coming to Rodney

댓글 0 | 조회 290 | 2018.10.06
Two new bus services coming to Rodney.Two new bus services funded by the Rodney Targeted Transport R… 더보기

Ports of Auckland delivers strong results for…

댓글 0 | 조회 285 | 2018.10.05
Ports of Auckland has released its results for the 2017/18 financial year.Chief Executive Tony Gibso… 더보기

Let nature in this Mental Health Awareness We…

댓글 0 | 조회 270 | 2018.10.04
Birdsong, fresh air and green grass. Doesn’t that sound relaxing? Well, this Mental Health Awareness… 더보기

Changes to free up operations at Constellatio…

댓글 0 | 조회 526 | 2018.10.03
Auckland Transport (AT) is making some changes to North Shore bus operations to help free up bus cap… 더보기

Auckland Council adopts 2017/2018 Annual Repo…

댓글 0 | 조회 435 | 2018.10.02
The Auckland Council Group Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2018 has been formally adopted b… 더보기

Celebrate the heritage of Tāmaki Makaurau

댓글 0 | 조회 214 | 2018.10.01
Celebrate Auckland's heritage!Auckland Council is celebrating the unique heritage of Tāmaki Makaurau… 더보기

Make sure these 10 items go in your recycling…

댓글 0 | 조회 901 | 2018.09.30
Most Aucklanders are good recyclers, but it's easy to get confused about how to 'recycle right'.Just… 더보기

Licence granted for two e-scooter operators i…

댓글 0 | 조회 345 | 2018.09.29
Auckland Council has issued the region’s first street trading licence to operate a dockless shared e… 더보기

Seven safety tips for magpie swooping season

댓글 0 | 조회 372 | 2018.09.27
It’s spring nesting season and magpies in both city and country areas are becoming highly protective… 더보기

Environment Court grants America’s Cup consen…

댓글 0 | 조회 307 | 2018.09.26
On Tuesday 25 September the Environment Court granted consent for bases and associated infrastructur… 더보기

Auckland secures $45m worth of business event…

댓글 0 | 조회 527 | 2018.09.24
Auckland Convention Bureau (ACB), in conjunction with its members and industry partners, has won an … 더보기

Top international students win internships wi…

댓글 0 | 조회 575 | 2018.09.22
Winners of the Global Talent Showcase (from left): Vinay, Lei Gu, Allan Tan and Divya KatariaThe ina… 더보기

Independent review of building consent proces…

댓글 0 | 조회 497 | 2018.09.20
Auckland Council has today released the findings of an independent review into its capability to mee… 더보기

Meet the app that makes reducing construction…

댓글 0 | 조회 414 | 2018.09.19
CivilShare is making it easier for the construction industry to give unwanted materials a new life a… 더보기

Independent review of building consent proces…

댓글 0 | 조회 458 | 2018.09.18
Auckland Council has today released the findings of an independent review into its capability to mee… 더보기

Family activities at Auckland Heritage Festiv…

댓글 0 | 조회 657 | 2018.09.15
Looking for fun activities for the children these school holidays? Auckland Council’s Auckland Herit… 더보기

Restoring Lake Pupuke a high environmental pr…

댓글 0 | 조회 443 | 2018.09.14
Turning Lake Pupuke aroundLake Pupuke is a 100,000-year-old volcanic lake occupying volcanic crater … 더보기

CCTV cover for city bus lanes

댓글 0 | 조회 477 | 2018.09.13
Auckland Transport has installed CCTV cameras in bus lanes on Queen Street, Hobson Street and Khyber… 더보기

Greenpeace launches plan to solarise half a m…

댓글 0 | 조회 405 | 2018.09.13
Greenpeace has unveiled a plan that would see half a million New Zealand homes solarised over the ne… 더보기

Regional Fuel Tax delivering critical road sa…

댓글 0 | 조회 565 | 2018.09.12
$13.2 million raised in first monthIn its first month of operation, the Regional Fuel Tax (RFT) has … 더보기

DOC office moves to Auckland Council building

댓글 0 | 조회 595 | 2018.09.10
A pōwhiri has been held this morning to welcome Department of Conservation (DOC) staff into their ne… 더보기

What you need to know about chickens in Auckl…

댓글 0 | 조회 625 | 2018.09.08
Keeping chickens is being increasingly popular with city-dwelling Aucklanders who are looking to bri… 더보기

Critical transport project to free up local r…

댓글 0 | 조회 582 | 2018.09.06
A major new road is to be built in the Warkworth area with some funding from the Regional Fuel Tax.A… 더보기

Underwater sonic blasting hero

댓글 0 | 조회 556 | 2018.09.05
Matt Hubrick checking algae sonic deviceAlgae busting for summer!Sonic blasting to remove bacteria i… 더보기

Critical transport project to free up local r…

댓글 0 | 조회 639 | 2018.09.03
A major new road is to be built in the Warkworth area with some funding from the Regional Fuel Tax.A… 더보기

Performing arts workshops inspire the next ge…

댓글 0 | 조회 539 | 2018.09.01
Queen Shirl’e has been running her Pathways to Performing Arts at Māngere Town Centre Library and Ōt… 더보기

13 places to see baby farm animals in Aucklan…

댓글 0 | 조회 733 | 2018.08.31
Spring has sprung and the days are getting longer. Now is the perfect time to go animal spotting.Auc… 더보기

Franklin has all you need for summer

댓글 0 | 조회 640 | 2018.08.30
Deputy mayor encourages Aucklanders to check out FranklinAmong Franklin Local Board’s priorities is … 더보기

Doggy dining in Auckland

댓글 0 | 조회 720 | 2018.08.29
Councillor Cathy Casey is on a mission to make Auckland climb the ranks as a dog-friendly city. As p… 더보기

Bylaw changes to further protect the health o…

댓글 0 | 조회 718 | 2018.08.27
Every day, Aucklanders use a wide range of services like beauty and health treatments, tattoo, body … 더보기

Red-light districts help whitebait thrive

댓글 0 | 조회 684 | 2018.08.25
Shelley Hackett - Senior Healthy Waters specialistSubmerged in whitebait!You never know where you mi… 더보기

Students' experiences of west Auckland to be …

댓글 0 | 조회 765 | 2018.08.24
Tamati at Outside the Square’s Rutherford College writing workshopPublication to feature stories fro… 더보기

Take a journey on the future City Rail Link

댓글 0 | 조회 666 | 2018.08.23
You can now take a virtual journey through the forthcoming new City Rail Link (CRL) underground trai… 더보기

Improved bus network coming for the North Sho…

댓글 0 | 조회 928 | 2018.08.22
Councillors Chris Darby and Richard HillsBetter bus services coming to the North Shore next month No… 더보기

Auckland marks 125 years of women’s suffrage

댓글 0 | 조회 656 | 2018.08.21
125 years of women’s suffrage celebrated across Tāmaki MakaurauOn 19 September 1893 New Zealand beca… 더보기