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.
8 Aug 2019 – 12 Jan 2020
Toi Art, Level 4
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
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 variations of colour
68 grams per strand, for a total artwork weight of roughly 400 kg
816 hours to install