Michael Parekowhai's The Lighthouse
Michael Parekowhai's controversial Lighthouse is a lifesize sculpture resembling a 1950s statehouse on Auckland's Queens Wharf, beaming light over the Waitemata Harbour from neon constellations inside. With a housing crisis in Auckland it's had to put up with years of criticism. But now at last we can go along and make our own minds up. Arts and Culture manager for Auckland Council Kaye Glamuzina was on site with Michael every step of the way, and arts commentary website Pantograph Punch Visual Arts Co-Editor Francis McWhannell took a look at The Lighthouse for Standing Room Only.