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New art in public spaces 

Published: Friday 22 February 2013 
New art in public spaces.  
Rachel Walters, Critters - Myers Park, central Auckland  

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

As part of this, public artworks are moving into unexpected spaces, adding colour and vibrancy to Auckland’s landscape.

Regan Gentry, Learning Your Stripes - Papatoetoe Library and RSA, Papatoetoe
A new artwork has revitalised the area around the RSA, library and Burnside Park in Papatoetoe. The artwork, Learning Your Stripes by renowned New Zealand artist Regan Gentry, is a contemporary memorial to returned servicemen and women, inspired by campaign ribbons attached to military and service medals.Regan Gentry, Learning Your Stripes.

Clarence Lomiwes, Anchor Rings - Hub West, McLaren Park, Henderson
Part of a series of artworks reflecting the community and local history including stone sculptures, wall features and video throughout the Hub West community facility. Clarence Lomiwes, Anchor Rings.

Rachel Walters, Critters - Myers Park, central Auckland
Three cast bronze bird sculptures evoke the former abundance of wildlife in Myers Park. The birds, rendered in cast bronze, include a kokako under a paper bag and an oystercatcher beneath a cardboard box. Rachel Walters, Critters.

Adam Ellis, safety screens - across Auckland’s rail network
Commissioned by Auckland Council and KiwiRail, these bright yellow and white safety screens will provide an artistic element to protection from live wires on Auckland’s electric rail network. Adam Ellis, Safety Screens.

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