Waitukei Sculpture

Waitukei sculpture, public art, Rotorua

Public Art : Waitukei sculpture

Sculptor : © Lyonel Grant

Description : The Waitukei sculpture is made up of two bronzes, one representing the female, the other male. If you walk around to the back of the "male" sculpture you will find some interesting engravings and quotes etched into his cloak. Including Checkers - Cabaret of the Bay, Rotorua's sophisticated teen "scene" advert.

Date Unveiled : The Waitukei sculpture was unveiled in June, 2001 to mark the new millennium.

Location : The Waitukei sculpture is located in Government Gardens alongside the Bath House (now museum) in Rotorua, New Zealand.

Funded : The sculpture was commissioned by the Rotorua District Council and the Charitable Trust Board to commemorate the passing and beginnning of a century.

Sign next to sculpture:

Waitukei sculpture

This bronze sculpture was unveiled in June 2001 to mark the new millennium. Supported by the Millennium Trust and Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust, 'Waitukei' was created by Rotorua artist and master carver Lyonel Grant. His inspiration for the sculpture was the people of this area and the rich melding of Maori and European cultures. It was crafted from bronze over a two year period and depicts two symbolic figures, one male, one female.


Waitukei sculpture, Rotorua, public art

Waitukei sculpture, public art, Rotorua

Waitukei sculpture, public art, Rotorua

Waitukei sculpture, Rotorua

Waitukei sculpture, Rotorua

Waitukei sculpture, Rotorua

Waitukei sculpture, Rotorua

 

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