This removes the concern about public money, but there is also the question of the value of public art to the city.
“The works are more than just sculptures dotted about our city, they tell our stories, speak to their sites, they are all site specific. What is rewarding is when people challenge a work when they first go in and then six months later they say they absolutely love the piece. An example of this is the Zephyrometer. When it was hit by lightning and damaged, the communities that didn’t want it there were pushing for us to fix it as soon as we could.”
With 40 years of wonderful work, the Trust is looking forward to the future for many more years to come, says Sue.
“We want Wellingtonians to feel proud of their space and continue to unlock histories, stories and experiences.”
Check out some of the works around the city.