Lake Domain Reserve
Corner of Pembroke and Ruakiwi Road
Hamilton Lake


7 days a week

Contact Details

Phone: 07 838 6699

The Entranceway to the World of Enlightenment

This artwork refers to the historical significance of the site, and the importance of its ongoing conservation and care.

Lonnie Hutchinson explains: "The kowhaiwhai design is my interpretation of the mango-pare-hammerhead shark - and is often referred to as a symbol of strength and perseverance, of never giving up. Related to my signature concertina cut-out works in black builder's paper, the form of this work is taken from my builders paper model, which is literally a twist and bends on a closed concertina that opens down the diagonal shaft and the vertical upright.  The form becomes a waharoa, or gateway, that acts as a threshold that leads into a public recreational space.  The kowhaiwhai fronds fold up and out giving a sense of flourishing energy."

Sculptor:   Lonnie Hutchinson
Materials:  Corten steel
Date:         2013