NZICC (New Zealand International Convention Centre)

Drive or walk down the western ridge of the Auckland CBD and you'll experience the colours and energy of the New Zealand bush. The realm of Tāne. We commissioned Sara Hughes to create this great artwork, bringing to this part of the city the life and wonder of New Zealand's forests.

Taking the opportunity to individually print every panel of glass, Sara has introduced the organic dynamism of nature to perfectly complement the precision, discipline and deceptive simplicity of the architecture. The layering effect of the soaring glass fins shimmering in the western light has the magic of a stroll through the Auckland Domain, the Waitakere Ranges or a South Island beach forest.

Soon the north wall facades will be complete, and some time in 2020 the lights will come on to subtly illuminate this great lightbox in the night sky.

The Peata Larkin ceramic artwork is not yet visible but construction is also under way. Once completed it will address the full width of the NZICC north wall that wraps in to the interior of the gallery space within. If Sara's work is the bush canopy and the sky, Peata's is the tree trunks and the earth that sustains life from below.

We are proud to have contributed to this valuable art project for New Zealand and congratulate the NZICC team, architects Warren and Mahoney, together with Fletchers for building it. It will be a gift to the city. If you live abroad, plan a trip to come and experience these artworks and the art of Aotearoa!

Join me on an Artweek tour hosted by Hotcity to hear more about the journey of these artworks and also to view Precinct Properties' ANZ Centre Lobby collection nearby.