Neil Dawson back in Wellington's Civic Square

Wellington’s fern orb returns to public view stronger than ever after a long hiatus. Neil Dawson’s Ferns 2 was initially taken down May 2019 because of metal fatigue but had seen delays in its return to Te Ngākau Civic Square. Wellington City Council spokesperson Richard MacLean said lockdown played a role in this delay, as did the piece’s redesign to make it less fragile. The hope was fewer alterations would be needed going forward.


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October 13, 2020