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Check out Auckland's public art

Published: 28 March 2014
Public art: Eyelight Lane (left) and Ándale, Ándale 

Creating a culturally rich and creative Auckland is part of the Auckland Plan vision to be the world's most liveable city.

Two new public artworks in the Waitematā Local Board area are contributing to this vision, adding colour and vibrancy to our built environment.

Travellers using Newmarket Train Station's Remuera Road entrance pass Ándale, Ándale, a wall of glittering floral panels by Reuben Paterson.

The design draws on traditional Māori and Scottish textile patterns, a nod to Newmarket's status as a fashion retail hub.

A short train journey away, on Fort Lane near Britomart, is Eyelight Lane by David Svensson - an installation of neon lights criss-crossing the building facades.

Best viewed after dark, Eyelight Lane reflects the renewed energy of Fort Lane since its transformation to a pedestrian-focused shared space.

While in the city you can also check out a selection of waterfront artworks.

Art around the region

New public artwork recently unveiled around Auckland:

  • Flora by Jeff Thomas at Whangaparāoa Library
  • Tahuri by Peter Lange in Mt Eden Village
  • Ko ngā manu a te Mahurangi - Birds of the Mahurangi by Ruby Watson, which will be unveiled along the Mahurangi River in mid-May.

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Arts Waitematā & Gulf