Charlotte Fisher



  • Gateway


  • Copper
  • Wood


  • H2890 x W3316 x D220mm

Charlotte Fisher, ‘Arch’ (1996), Grey Lynn Park, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

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


The work is a simple, trabeated arch over the path leading into the park from Rose Road. Fabricated in wood (Eucalypt and Jarrah) and copper sheeting. Inspired by the sea, the artist collects many of her materials, such as stones and weathered timber, from the beach and demolition sites.

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.