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Temporary art commissions launched in celebration of new Auckland Art Gallery

AUCKLAND.- Three commissioned contemporary artworks will be launched on 19 August as the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki prepares to deliver New Zealand’s largest visual arts experience. Large-scale sculptural works by Choi Jeong Hwa of South Korea, Jeppe Hein of Denmark and New Zealander Kate Newby are bound to become firm public favourites when the newly restored and expanded Gallery opens to the public on 3 September. Art Gallery Director Chris Saines is thrilled with the result of the commissions. “Choi Jeong Hwa’s playfully monumental work has had an immediate impact on Kitchener Street, and Kate Newby and Jeppe Hein’s works have taken shape across the Albert Park facing sculpture terraces. Inside and out, the building is proving a brilliant and lively platform for public art.” Flower Chandelier by Choi Jeong Hwa was specifically designed for the Gallery’s north atrium. Col