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19 October, 2017

Art for art’s sake

Artweek might be over, but art and design are on permanent display for all to enjoy at the Aotea Centre.

The Aotea Centre is home to a significant body of work from twenty prominent New Zealand artists including Pat Hanley, Terry Stringer, Selwyn Muru, John Reynolds, Fatu Feu’u and Barry Lett.

Included in the collection are limited edition lithographs specially printed to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.

Here’s Aotea, by Robert Ellis; at 11.6 metres tall and 6.4 metres wide, the wool and cotton tapestry weighs more than 260 kgs and took six weavers nearly two years to complete. It hangs in pride of place between the doors to the Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, hanging from level 4 to level 2.

Make sure you take the time to experience Aotea in its all towering glory the next time you visit the Aotea Centre foyers!

IMAGE: Aotea, Robert Ellis 


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