Untitled [Central Library Entrance Pillars]


Lynda Harris



  • Mural


  • Ceramic


  • Height of panels 1.65m, widths vary from 400 to 920mm. Visible panels: 4 @: H1630 x W400mm

Lynda Harris, ‘Untitled [Central Library Entrance Pillars]’ (1993), Garden Place, Kirikiriroa Hamilton

Images: Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, Public Art Heritage Aotearoa New Zealand, 2022


Commissioned by Hamilton City Council these pillars celebrated the opening of the Hamilton Central Library by marking the entry on Garden Place. Local ceramic artist, Lynda Harris, hand-painted the tiles to depict landscape scenes of the Waikato including rivers, lakes, and birds. The tiles were made with Abbots White clay.

Only four panels remain after a refurbishment of the building. Some pillars were hidden behind walls when the shop frontages were extended.

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