21 Feb 2022

Hundertwasser Art Centre opens 30 years after his death

From Morning Report, 7:58 am on 21 February 2022

The floor undulates beneath your feet and on the roof there's a forest - 30 years after the late Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser first sketched his original design, Whangarei's Hundertwasser Art Centre has opened its doors.

The centre includes a gallery of 80 Hundertwasser artworks as well as the country's first public gallery for contemporary Maori art, the Wairau Maori Art Gallery.

Its chief executive Kathleen Drumm describes it as 'magical'.

She spoke to Susie Ferguson.