photographs (above) © David Straight 2016

 


 

opening day, Zion Hill Park, May 2016

 


 

Zion Hill Park, completed May 2016

 


 

the site, 2014

 


 

 


 

 

drawings at various stages show the underlying weave pattern, and zig-zag perimeter, modified ...


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

winter 2014, the original site beyond the intersection, approaching Zion Hill, Birkenhead

 

the site, at the time of expressions of interest, winter 2014


 

 

/ all photographs and drawings © Catherine Griffiths unless otherwise noted

 


 

01 typography in the landscape


Collidescape
Te Kei, Ara Institute of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ
2016

Zion Hill Park
Auckland, NZ
2014 construction 2015/16

Light Weight ‘O’
O’Connell Street, Auckland, NZ
2012 — awaiting installation

Fifth Movement
Takapuna Beach House, NZ
2012

The Trestle Leg Series
Auckland Harbour Bridge, NZ
2012

A Hillside Intervention Athfield Architects, Wellington, NZ
2011/12

AEIOU
A typo/sound sculpture, Wellington, NZ
2009

Wellington Writers Walk
A series of 15 concrete text sculptures, Wellington, NZ
2002 and 2004

Ponatahi House
A house wrapped in literature, Wairarapa, NZ
2003

Distance Markers
A series of cast-iron, number discs, Wellington, NZ
2004

 


Zion Hill Park



client: Auckland Council Public Art Team, and Parks and Recreation

New Zealand


In 2014, following a call for expressions of interest by the Auckland Council Public Art Team, I joined one of the four shortlisted to submit a proposal for an artist-led redesign of a reserve. My design for the pocket-shaped park was selected, and subsequently developed with the Parks Team and built by Decker Landscapes. Opened by the local on May 30 2016, the park opens to the public.

 


related links

Zion Hill Park opening
Auckland Council Public Art
Decker Landscapes


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