Untitled [Wainuiomata Shopping Mall]


Guy Ngan

Lost - whereabouts unknown


  • Sculpture


  • Acrylic sheet (Perspex)


  • 1.3m³ (4ft cube)

'Interior of Wainuiomata Mall, Lower Hutt' by K E Niven and Co. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. (Ref: 1/2-224428-F)


Having already mastered a range of paint, wood, concrete and metal media, Guy Ngan elected in the early 1970s to turn his artistic hand to a new material: plastic. Wainuomata Shopping Mall became the home of his only known public sculpture in acrylic.

In 1972, a Designscape article recorded Ngan as considering himself to be ‘Playing around with plastics’, stating that he was not completely satisfied with the results.

Little is known about this work, or its fate.