Kōrero: Sculpture and installation art

Wind Sculpture Walk

The Wellington Meridian Energy Wind Sculpture Walk consists of five kinetic sculptures along the foreshore of Evans Bay, adjacent to the airport. All are activated by the capital's notorious wind. The works are:

1)  'Pacific Grass' (2001) by Kon Dimopoulos – three clumps of composite rods that sway and dance in the wind

2) 'Zephyrometer' (2003) by Phil Price – a large tilting pointer that indicates the wind's direction and speed

3) 'Tower of light' (2005) by Andrew Drummond – a tower of different coloured neon rings that light up one by one as the wind speed increases

4) 'Urban forest' (2008) by Leon van den Eijkel and Allan Brown – three 9-metre-high stacks of bright cubes that spin in the wind

5) 'Akau tangi' (2010) by Phil Dadson – 10 coloured poles, each with a cone reminiscent of a wind sock, that spin, light up and make sounds.

'Zephyrometer' was badly damaged by a dramatic lightning strike in 2014.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Mark Stocker, 'Sculpture and installation art - The public impact of sculpture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/41988/wind-sculpture-walk (accessed 20 October 2019)

Story by Mark Stocker, published 22 Oct 2014