• George Wood, Nichola Waugh, Ross Cunningham, Grant Gillon.
  • Grant Gillon, artists Prue Fea, Olivia Collinson, Vanessa Coxhead, Jennifer McKenzie, George Wood.
  • Virginia Braun, David Thomas, Mark Osborne.
  • Terence and Max Harpur, Donna White, Colleen Clarke.
  • Heather Cameron, Lois and Carolyn Ranson.
  • Camellia & Oliver Haydon, Marianne Riley, Vanessa Coxhead, Elsa Benjamin.

Takapuna Soapbox Unveiled

On 25 May a good crowd gathered at Killarney Park as Auckland Council unveiled ‘Soapbox’ – a new and interactive public artwork overlooking Lake Pupuke. The glass reinforced concrete plinth, coloured in a red that offers a nod to both the neighbouring PumpHouse and to the volcanic origins of the lake, was designed and built by artists Olivia Collinson, Prue Fea and Vanessa Coxhead in collaboration with architecture and design firm Jasmax. Once unveiled, ‘Soapbox’ immediately hosted performances by poets and writers including Rose Northey, Courtney Sina Meredith and Grace Taylor.