Three Women


Barbara Ward



  • Sculpture


  • Stone


  • A. (on left from path) W1060 x H965 x D1050mm; B. (furthest from path) W900 x H 1350 x D1490; C. closest to path) W 890 x H1070 x D1350mm

Barbara Ward, 'Three Women' (1994), Grey Lynn Park, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

Images: Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, Public Art Heritage Aotearoa New Zealand, 2021


A collection of modest pieces this work consists of three individual, seated women in triangular formation, doing what people do in parks: sitting and talking. These figures were carved from Hinuera stone.

This work is part of The Grey Lynn Sculpture Park, a cluster of works installed from 1993-1996 in the park's gully. The project was administered by Sculptura, a group of local residents. They commissioned works from artists living in, or with a connection to, Grey Lynn. Funding support came from Western Bays Community Board; Northern Regional Arts Council; Creative Communities; Community Initiatives; Grey Lynn Mainstreet; Grey Lynn/Westmere Community Committee; a private local benefactor and local residents.