Cobblestone Park light boxes

The light boxes at Cobblestone Park are a joint Victoria University and Wellington City Council venture.

The three light boxes are at Wellington's Cobblestone Park, outside Victoria University's Architecture and Design School, on Vivian Street.

A woman sitting, wearing a ruffle dress.
Pupuke te Mahara by Bobby Luke

Current exhibition

Pupuke te Mahara

Bobby Luke

From 21 November 2021 

Pupuke te Mahara, simply translated, is the acknowledgement of memory. Designers have sought ways to communicate memory through multi-faceted layers of design practices, both old and new. Walter Benjamin states, ‘You are what you remember’ (quoted in Archiveology by Catherine Russell, 2018).

This project focuses on the embodiment of memory through design, framed by a kaupapa Māori lens which centralises a Taranaki iwi worldview. This research/creative output investigates de-colonial practices that inform film, performance, and fashion disciplines. These disciplines become catalysts for mātauranga Māori but, importantly, become judges of our creative futures. The core creative outcomes of this project are a film and a fashion casual collection.

View the Pupuke te Mahara exhibition of film and fashion in the window gallery of the Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation building.

Past projects

Kia niwha te ngākau
David Hakaraia

Two worlds/ two times
Daniel K Brown and Mizuho Nishioka

Bringing the German Pavilion Back Home
Jessica Wright

Transient Crossings: Embodiment in the Everyday
Stacey Mountfort

Christchurch through the Looking Glass
Ryan McCully

Prefabricated Architecture for a Circular Economy
Gerard Finch

Wai o papa: Waterlands (2016)

Wai o Papa, or Waterlands, is a Deep South project, one of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s national science challenges. This cross-disciplinary project investigates how science, art and design can assist Māori coastal communities on the Kapiti-Horowhenua coast adapt to the impacts of climate change. The images on the panels represented on one side, an estimation of the impact of 0.5, 1 and 1.5 metres of sea level rise on the coast between the Waikawa and Ōhau rivers; and on the other, the mouth of the Ōhau River at the lunar high tide.

Deep South Science Challenge: Dr Huhana Smith, Professor Penny Allan, Professor Martin Manning, Martin Bryant, Derrylea Hardy, Jane Richardson, Professor Murray Patterson, Abdallah Richards, Kevin Cartwright.

A Speculative Future (2015)
By Nicholas O'Connell, Holly Loft, Emma Erasmus, Tom Robertson.

Scraping the Sky: A Retreat Upwards (2014)
By Ben Allnatt, Declan Burn, Winston Dewhirst, and Tom Dobinson.

Digital Futures (2013)
By Simone Crane, Shiping Toohey, Jake Evill, Earl Stewart.

Glamping at Ngapotiki Reserve (2012)
By Jono Coates, Sarah Mokhtar, Daniel van Polanen, Tanya Mazurkiewicz , Michelle Hall.

First Light IN4MS (2012)
By Tobias Danielmeier.

Past projects gallery

Contact us

Eve Armstrong, Senior Arts Advisor

Mobile: 021 227 8207

Email: eve.armstrong@wcc.govt.nz