Guy Ngan: Wool House, 1983

Artist: Guy Ngan
Title: Seascape
Medium: Cast aluminium, 19 panels
Dimensions: H2940 x W2120 x D70mm
Date: 1983
Original location: Wool House (New Zealand Wool Board Building), cnr Customhouse Quay, Featherston & Brandon Sts, CBD, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington
Architect: Stephenson & Turner
Current location: Collection of Ron Sang
Heritage status: None known


Seascape is an abstract work made out of 19 panels of cast aluminium. Originally installed in the New Zealand Wool Board building known as “Wool House” in Wellington’s CBD, the work was later removed and put into storage. Some years later, architect Ron Sang acquired the piece and relocated it to his home in Epsom, Auckland, where it remains.

Guy Ngan: Jasmin Licensed Chinese Restaurant, 1983

Artist: Guy Ngan
Title: Jasmin Licensed Chinese Restaurant
Medium: Mixed media including restaurant décor (colour scheme and furniture), brand/logo design, silk-screen printed room divider panels, and a paint & bamboo diptych.
Dimensions: Variable
Date: 1983
Original location: Jasmin Licensed Chinese Restaurant, Mezzanine level, James Cook Arcade, 294-296 Lambton Quay, CBD, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington
Architect: tbc
Current location: The décor largely remains as it originally was. The paint and bamboo diptych has been removed, and remains held by the family of the original owner.
Heritage status: None as yet


During the early eighties, Ngan was responsible for the interior design and branding of the new Jasmin Licensed Chinese Restaurant. His creative contribution was extensive and included floor plans, designs for the restaurant’s brand/logo, interior décor (including colour scheme and furniture manufactured by Formway), silk-screen printed room divider panels, and a mixed-media painting diptych.

Sold by the original owner to a long-serving employee, the décor  of the restaurant largely remains as it originally was. The paint & bamboo diptych was removed and remains in the possession of the family of the original owner.