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'Robbie'

Taken from ‘Aotea Centre Works of Art’, edited by Tara Werner, written by Karen Scherer and Katherine Findlay.

A memorial sculpture of former Auckland City mayor, Sir Dove-Myer (Robbie) Robinson is in Aotea Square next to the steps leading down from Queen Street. The bronze statue is life size, and was commissioned in 2002, the 100th anniversary of his birth. The sculpture celebrates the extraordinary contribution Robbie made to the city.

The sculptor who was chosen to portray Robbie is Aucklander Toby Twiss, who is a teacher and lecturer of the arts. He is also well known for his bronze casts.