Aotea Sculpture Gets New Home


A sculpture removed from Aotea Square in 2008 is at last going to re-appear but in a new location.

Fabrication and reassembly of Terry Stringer’s Mountain Fountain sculpture is now complete and the artwork will be transported on Monday to its new home in Parnell.

The sculpture was removed from Aotea Square in October 2008 as part of the squares redevelopment.

The site at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell was chosen following public consultation and liaison with the artist, Terry Stringer, Holy Trinity Cathedral and the Advisory Panel for Public Arts (APPA).

Terry Stringer said he is keenly look forward to seeing his early work of more than 30 years ago in its new site next to the cathedral.

Once construction is complete, a formal unveiling ceremony will be held at the Holy Trinity Cathedral on September 12.




  1. karl says:

    Ah, that explains the foundation works I saw yesterday.

    I think this very angular sculpture should sit well next to the Cathedral, which is also quite angular.

  2. AR says:

    I just wish we got something half decent and colourful for Aotea Square. Auckland’s track record on artwork is horrendous

  3. DanC says:

    As far as sculptures go I don’t think this was ever ideal for Aotea Square as it cast a shadow. It’ll look good up at the Cathedral with the angles as Karl mentioned. An impressive sculpture is the mission bay fountain but I guess this in the city would require a lot of maintenance.


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