photographs (above) © David Straight 2016



opening day, Zion Hill Park, May 2016



Zion Hill Park, completed May 2016



the site, 2014






drawings at various stages show the underlying weave pattern, and zig-zag perimeter, modified ...














winter 2014, the original site beyond the intersection, approaching Zion Hill, Birkenhead


the site, at the time of expressions of interest, winter 2014



/ all photographs and drawings © Catherine Griffiths unless otherwise noted



01 typography in the landscape

Te Kei, Ara Institute of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ

Zion Hill Park
Auckland, NZ
2014 construction 2015/16

Light Weight ‘O’
O’Connell Street, Auckland, NZ
2012 — awaiting installation

Fifth Movement
Takapuna Beach House, NZ

The Trestle Leg Series
Auckland Harbour Bridge, NZ

A Hillside Intervention Athfield Architects, Wellington, NZ

A typo/sound sculpture, Wellington, NZ

Wellington Writers Walk
A series of 15 concrete text sculptures, Wellington, NZ
2002 and 2004

Ponatahi House
A house wrapped in literature, Wairarapa, NZ

Distance Markers
A series of cast-iron, number discs, Wellington, NZ


Zion Hill Park

client: Auckland Council Public Art Team, and Parks and Recreation

New Zealand

In 2014, following a call for expressions of interest by the Auckland Council Public Art Team, I joined one of the four shortlisted to submit a proposal for an artist-led redesign of a reserve. My design for the pocket-shaped park was selected, and subsequently developed with the Parks Team and built by Decker Landscapes. Opened by the local on May 30 2016, the park opens to the public.


related links

Zion Hill Park opening
Auckland Council Public Art
Decker Landscapes

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