New works for new building


Donations from alumni through the Victoria University Foundation have helped fund the acquisition of three new art works for the Hub building.


Adam Art Gallery Director Christina Barton says the works were chosen to enhance the visual appearance of the public spaces in the Hub, and are important new additions to the Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection.

They include ‘All that you breathe’, a commissioned mural by Lonnie Hutchinson, which can be viewed in the Reading Room on Level 2 of the Kelburn Library; ‘Pikimairawea’, a bronze sculpture by Rangi Kipa, installed in the Tim Beaglehole Courtyard between the Hub and Old Kirk buildings; and ‘Several attentions’, a video work by emerging artist Ruth Buchanan exhibited near the Level 1 entrance to the Library.

A large-scale painting on long-term loan to the University, ‘New Zealand House Mural’ by John Drawbridge, will also be displayed in a new location in the Maclaurin Building.