Graham Bennett's Reasons for Voyaging is a gateway sculpture which welcomes visitors to the Gallery.
It was designed and installed as part of the building itself and was a collaboration between local sculptor Graham Bennett and architect David Cole. The seven poles are positioned so that visitors walk through the sculpture conveying a sense of arrival and departure, invitation and challenge. The work encourages visitors to consider the experiences and motivations of all travellers to New Zealand: Maori and Polynesian voyagers, European settlers and more recent migrants.
Read more in Bulletin 125 [PDF 5.6MB]