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.

When | Āhea

8 Aug 2019 – 12 Jan 2020

Where | Ki hea

Toi Art, Level 4

Cost | Te utu

Free entry


All ages


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

Find out more about accessibility at Te Papa

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

Entrance to Finale: Bouquet, 2019. Photo by Jack Fisher. Te Papa

Taking pictures of Finale: Bouquet, 2019. Photo by Jack Fisher. Te Papa

Kids staring at Finale: Bouquet, 2019. Photo by Jack Fisher. Te Papa

Nike Savvas Finale Bouquet, 2019. Photo by Maarten Holl. Te Papa (142577)    

Get our newsletter

Stay in the loop about our wide range of events and exhibitions.


Follow us

Follow our social media channels for a glimpse behind the scenes at Te Papa.

Join Friends of Te Papa

Friends enjoy benefits and discounts including invitiations to previews and private viewings.



Find out how you can support Te Papa through a donation or bequest by becoming a patron.