We had seen the impact that high quality public sculpture made to cities both in New Zealand and overseas. Our intention has been to create greater public access to sculpture, raise the profile of the arts and ultimately add to the vitality of our city centre. With 11artworks now installed since the trust began, we hope that the sculptures have contributed to the growing sense of pride in our city.
It is encouraging to see both locals and visitors alike, photographing themselves alongside the sculptures; sitting on them, touching them, walking through and underneath the works, taking an interest in and making the, a part of the Palmerston North experience.
Funds for the project were raised by donation and matched with contribution from the City Council. Central Energy Trust provides lighting for each installation. On completion, each sculpture has been gifted to the city of Pamerston North, creating a collection of significant, contemporary artworks.
The Trust would like to thank all of those who have been involved, donated, supported, advised and engaged with this project to date. We hope that the city can continue to enjoy this collection for many years to come.