Record design success

Publish Date : 20 Oct 2016
Record design success

Arts and Culture and ALT Group have achieved unprecedented success in the recent Best Design Awards.

It was the third year in a row the creative studio in partnership with Arts and Culture has been awarded a prestigious Purple Pin, a first in the history of the event.

The Purple Pin is given for the best in each category and recognises work that raises the bar in New Zealand design.

POP Marble Run won the Purple Pin in the Graphic category. The interactive art installation created for the POP programme saw 10,000 Aucklanders over 10 days attempt to get a rolling ball down a seven metre sound-activated course using lengths of magnetic track.

It was one of the hits of POP 16, a series of public art projects that uses creativity to encourage people to interact with each other and the city in new and interesting ways.

”When you work with great people and great ideas you make great things”, says Kaye Glamuzina from the Arts & Culture team at Auckland Council. “We are extremely proud of the work that we have done with ALT Group, all of which gives Aucklanders permission to experience and be involved with arts and culture in new ways.”

In all, Arts and Culture and its design partners were recognised with four Gold Pins and two Purple at the awards.

Purple Pins

Ngā Aho Award – Te Oro, Archimedia

Graphics – Pop Marble Run, ALT Group

Gold Pins

Ngā Aho Award – Matariki Festival, Alt Group with Ngāti Pāoa 

Te Oro, Archimedia

Exhibition and Temporary Structures – Pop Marble Run, ALT Group

Environmental Graphics – Pop Marble Run, ALT Grou

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