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Places to visit in Auckland - The Lighthouse artwork.

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Places to visit in Auckland - The Lighthouse artwork.


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

The artwork instlled 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 Queen"s 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. A static form of Captain Cook, trapped like Gulliver and sitting pensively in front of the fire.

The best time to see it – just after sunset. Thus go to the end of Queen"s wharf and have a look at this work. But if you cannot do this – have a look at our photos below.


The Lighthouse just 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 art is a polished stainless steel sculpture of Captain James Cook.

The English Channel art is 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.




In the room there is the only single figure.

In the room there is the only single figure.




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

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




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.




Places to visit in Auckland - The Lighthouse artwork.





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.




The best time to see it – just after sunset.

The best time to see it – just after sunset.




The artwork from different views.

The artwork from different views.






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