Bucket Fountain & Cuba Mall 50 year anniversary

This October, Wellington’s iconic Bucket Fountain and Cuba Mall turn 50.

Colour image of bucket fountain with water splashing

Originally named the “water mobile”, this playful kinetic sculpture has been splashing delighted passers-by since 1969, when it was created by Burren and Keen, and Graham Allardice as part of the Cuba Mall development.

Since then the sculpture has featured in music videos and television shows, been decorated with flowers, filled with fake blood, lost and recovered a number of buckets, and been climbed by Frodo Baggins.

To celebrate this golden anniversary there’ll be a number of events and activities in October. So watch this space for all you need to know...