Awapuni School, Gisborne
Special places in Gisborne
Art in public places
Interested people in Gisborne have formed the 'Gisborne Art in Public Places Charitable Trust'. This committee has organised lots of artwork to make the town an exciting place to visit. These are some of the art works.
The millenium tile wall
Read me a story, Grandad
This statue is at the information centre where many visitors come. The committee wanted to make the entrance inviting. It was made by Simon Lardelli. It is made of totara and steel. The word Whakairo means "carving" in Māori.
These are pictures of the sculptures representing two whales' teeth commissioned by the Art in Public Places Committee. The artist was a Gisborne man, Seymour May.
The whales' teeth cost $23,668 and are made of clay and the pictures are carved onto them.
On one there are pictures of grapes, maize, the town clock, AMP building, the sun, the sea and the people that make Gisborne special.
On the other are pictures to represent Gisborne's Māori people.
These whales' teeth represent a gateway to the city.
By Shannen and Lauren.