Night Errant


Richard McWhannell



  • Sculpture


  • Concrete
  • Paint
  • Wood


  • H2450 X W560mm x D116mm

Richard McWhannell , ‘Night Errant’ (1994), Grey Lynn Park, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

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


A large-scale human figure leaning back into slope, hewn from macrocarpa. The artist has described the figure as a portrait of a friend who was seen warming his hands over a barbecue.

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.