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Dominated by the enormous Lake Taupō and a trio of volcanoes including Mount Ruapehu, the Central Plateau is sporting a plethora of natural ...
If you like your art monumental, be sure to visit the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū and view Ron Mueck’s spectacular work chicken / man 2019, which is on permanent display.
Mueck is renowned as one of the world’s top sculptors and for his hyper-realistic depictions of people. His bespoke sculpture took many hours of painstaking work and was created specifically for Christchurch after successful fundraising campaigns and crowd-funding.
Ron Mueck chicken / man 2019. Mixed media. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, purchased 2019 by Christchurch Art Gallery Foundation with assistance from Catherine and David Boyer, Friends of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, Charlotte and Marcel Gray, Ben Gough Family Foundation, Jenny and Andrew Smith, Gabrielle Tasman and Ken Lawn, Christchurch Art Gallery Foundation’s London Club along with 514 other generous individuals and companies. Courtesy Anthony d’Offay, London.