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Old 08-13-2007, 08:18 PM
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Why Artist wants Name off Sculpture Plaque

Perhaps because she was not involved in the subsequent work. But why was she not involved? She was paid $10,000 out of the total $250,000

How should the plaque be written now?

Artist wants name off sculpture plaque

Aug 14, 2007, A $250,000 sculpture in Queen St has been disowned by glass artist Elizabeth McClure, who is demanding her name be removed from the glass and light work set in the pavement outside the Civic Theatre.

The Herald understands Elizabeth McClure is upset at being named as the sole artist on the plaque when her role was limited to conceptual development.

The Scottish-born artist is an internationally renowned glass artist who has been based in New Zealand since 1993.

Her work is held in public and private collections worldwide.

Last night, the Auckland City Council officer who oversaw the work, Jo Wiggins, said the sculpture, Source, was a "collaborative art work" by Elizabeth McClure, architectural firm Architectus, street furniture company HUB Street Equipment and the council.

A council spokeswoman said it had not been decided whether to remove Elizabeth McClure's name from the plaque and who, if anyone, would be credited as the artist. .....

The work comprises five glass blocks, each 3m long, set in a "river line" to represent the Horotiu stream that once ran down Queen St. It is illuminated by LEDs.

The glass surface has been roughened and covered with an epoxy solution to make it "slip resistant and safe for pedestrians". ....

The Herald understands Elizabeth McClure was paid $10,000 for her work on the sculpture.

Jo Wiggins, who has a $780,000 budget for four artworks on the $43.5 million Queen St upgrade, was unavailable to comment on where the other $240,000 of ratepayers' money went......

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