Sara Hughes, Magma, 2016. Crn Symonds Street and Mt Eden Road, Auckland.
This major atrium project by Auckland-based artist Sara Hughes, known for her dynamic installations and public works, references local architecture and histories relevant to Tauranga.
“I have a deep interest in the ways that art can interact and engage with site and add to people’s experience of place. Over the past fifteen years I have focused on working in site-specific contexts and examining the way people relate to art in their environment” says Hughes.
Willow, named after the street that separates, and connects, Tauranga Art Gallery with the council buildings opposite, invites visitors of all ages to interact with components of the work to encourage dialogue about the nature of our built environment. The installation is in constant change, bridging the inside and outside of the gallery and engaging ideas about how our spaces work.