The Hundertwasser Art Centre and Wairau Māori Art Gallery are now open. We may be a little biased, but we have to agree with others who have described it as an absolute taonga for the North and the country. We especially loved this quote from a visitor shared by the Centre in their newsletter – “Quirky, top-quality construction, a building and place with a soul.” We hope many visitors from all over New Zealand and the world will visit Whangarei to experience this unique building and the art of painter, architect, ecological activist, and visionary Friedensreich Hundertwasser. The Centre’s art and nature experiences are open seven days a week. If you haven’t yet had the chance to visit, you can visit their website to find out what’s on and book tickets.
TV3’s The Project ran a great story celebrating Hundertwasser, the artist, and the Art Centre’s opening. If you have a few minutes, take a look.