Smirnoff Centenary Sculpture


Marté Szirmay



  • Sculpture


  • Aluminium


  • H2860 x W5140 x D1730mm

Marté Szirmay, ‘Smirnoff Centenary Sculpture’ (1969), Newmarket, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

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


A twisting aluminium sculpture, representative of Newmarket's industrial past.

Commissioned by the Newparket Borough Council for the Newmarket centenary celebrations. Szirmay's design won the Smirnoff Award which helped pay for its construction. An inscription with the sculpture reads: "In commemoration of the Borough of Newmarket. 104 years of service to the Community."

The base contains a time capsule of articles placed in it by the mayor at the time, Mr W. White.

The piece was installed in 1969 on the same site but moved to its present location, closer to Broadway, in 2010. The park was further developed in 2023, and the sculpture temporarily moved to allow for this work to be undertaken.

Fabricated in M10 Aluminium.