ASB was proud to unveil a new piece of cultural artwork, 'Te Whiri', on Wednesday.
Te Whiri is a custom-designed artwork that has been installed at ASB's head office in Wynyard Quarter. Through collaboration with Ngati Whatua's lead weaver Beronia Scott and artist Numangatini Mackenzie, two contemporary installations have been created: a tutukuku panel, which sits above the entrance to the Cube meeting room, and woven wrapping of three pillars outside the entrance. Each artwork incorporates modern and recycled materials.
ASB chief executive Barbara Chapman says Te Whiri celebrates ASB's collaboration and relationship with Ngati Whatua Orakei, and represents the connections and strength of ASB's people and communities.
"This is a very special day for our ASB family and we are very proud to have this amazing piece of artwork that symbolises our home creating Whanaungatanga, and I know this is something ASB people will embrace and awhi for many years to come," Ms Chapman says.
Artist Numangatini was proud to be involved in creating the artwork for ASB's headquarters, saying the concept hadn't been done before.