An extreme close-up of brightly-coloured pieces of plastic suspended from the ceiling

Nike Savvas – Finale: Bouquet

Finale: Bouquet, an installation by Australian artist Nike Savvas, captures a moment of jubilation, with confetti caught mid-fall in a celebration that never ends.

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  • When | Āhea 8 Aug 2019 – 12 Jan 2020
  • Where | Ki hea Toi Art, Level 4
  • Cost | Te utu Free entry
  • Ages | Te reanga All ages
  • Allow | Me whakarite 15 minutes
  • Accessibility | E wātea ana ki
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • There is no barrier around the artwork - which reaches from the ceiling to the floor
    • The artwork is brightly lit from above
    • Fans operate intermittently causing the artwork to move
    • Please don't touch the artwork.

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Like a three-dimensional painting, thousands of fluttering, colourful strands fill the gallery.

The seven-colour palette was inspired by multiple sources, including botanical prints of native New Zealand flora by Sarah Featon (1848–1927).

The installation, precisely arranged, invites you to imagine you are immersed in a bouquet of colour and movement. For artist Nike Savvas, your participation completes the artwork.

Finale: Bouquet is part of Te Papa’s permanent collection.

By the numbers

  • 200,000+ pieces of confetti
  • 6,000 strands
  • 6 variations of colour
  • 68 grams per strand, for a total artwork weight of roughly 400 kg
  • 6 installers
  • 816 hours to install

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