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The Lighthouse artwork in Auckland.

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The Lighthouse artwork in Auckland.


The Michael Parekowhai artwork - The Lighthouse was installed in Auckland Queens Wharf about two years ago. A contrasting art installation at the end of Queen"s Wharf a short walk away from the Ferry Building. The traditional state house exterior is a stark difference to the futuristic Cloud building next to it.

It is one exhibit in a small house surrounded with colourful lights. The art representing the past and future of Auckland. This is something very original and unique and better to visit in the evening to see the lights. Looks great from the Harbour ferries - great neon lights at night.

The Lighthouse is a just that – a house filled with light. Its exterior takes the form of a traditional 1950s New Zealand home. The exterior colours reference the site and environment on Queens Wharf and the space between the sea and the sky.

Inside reveals something different and unexpected. The English Channel, a polished stainless steel sculpture of Captain James Cook. He faces the north-west and the neon light reflecting on his surface.

Artist Michael Parekowhai sees the work as a ‘small house that holds the cosmos’.


The Lighthouse is a just that – a house filled with light

The Lighthouse is a just that – a house filled with light




Artist Michael Parekowhai sees the work as a ‘small house that holds the cosmos’.

Artist Michael Parekowhai sees the work as a ‘small house that holds the cosmos’.




The English Channel, a polished stainless steel sculpture of Captain James Cook.

The English Channel, a polished stainless steel sculpture of Captain James Cook.




The sculpture faces the north-west and the neon light reflecting on his surface.

The sculpture faces the north-west and the neon light reflecting on his surface.




There is the only single figure in the room.

There is the only single figure in the room.




Its exterior takes the form of a traditional 1950s New Zealand home.

Its exterior takes the form of a traditional 1950s New Zealand home.




The Michael Parekowhai artwork - The Lighthouse was installed in Auckland Queens Wharf about two years ago.

The Michael Parekowhai artwork - The Lighthouse was installed in Auckland Queens Wharf about two years ago.




The English Channel, a polished stainless steel sculpture of Captain James Cook.

The English Channel, a polished stainless steel sculpture of Captain James Cook.




There is the only single figure in the room.

There is the only single figure in the room.




A giant stainless-steel sculpture of Captain Cook, trapped like Gulliver, sitting in front of the fire.

A giant stainless-steel sculpture of Captain Cook, trapped like Gulliver, sitting in front of the fire.






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The Lighthouse artwork in Auckland.

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