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The Gold of the Kowhai

'Gilded with gold...'

The gold of the kowhai sculpture. Standing four metres high, the Kowhai sculpture was created by renowned New Zealand artist Paul Dibble. It stands on the corner of Tennyson Street and Herschell Street, opposite MTG Hawke’s Bay.

Titled ‘The Gold of the Kowhai’, the artwork is cast bronze and the blossom petals are gilded with 24-carat gold and lacquer. At night time it is illuminated by light showcasing the sculpture in a golden glow.

Installed late November 2014, the sculpture was donated to the Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust collection by the MTG Foundation. It was officially unveiled by the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Maggie Barry on 5th December 2014.

Paul Dibble, from Palmerston North, has been a bronze sculptor for many years and is well known for his large scale works.

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Corner of Herschell Street and Tennyson Street Napier.


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