Waterfront Auckland


As custodians of the waterfront on behalf of Auckland ratepayers, the Council controlled organisation, Waterfront Auckland is responsible for leading the revitalisation of the inner city waterfront. With a focus on consultation and balancing stakeholder interests, Waterfront Auckland aims to deliver the true potential the Auckland waterfront has to offer. A design led approach has already seen the delivery of the first stage of the Wynyard Quarter development and the reopening of Queens Wharf as a public space. The opportunity exists now to build on this and a number of further development projects are underway.

The series of installations are the product of collaboration between Waterfront Auckland and Boosted, that supports Waterfront Auckland’s goals of creating authentic waterfront spaces for people and celebrating design excellence while also providing a high profile space for young and upcoming artists to exhibit their work to a wider market.

Together, we've asked Megan Wraight (designer of the Wynyard Quarter) and Jaenine Parkinson (Exhibitions Coordinator, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki) to select the artists to participate in this programme. 

Each artist is has been offered a $600 match donation from Waterfront Auckland.  Match donations give others the incentive to donate. Everyone who supports the Boosted project sees their money double in real time. The artists chosen will need to match the $600 to secure the funding, by raising $600 from their own networks.

The Tidelines programme launches on 17 October.

Waterfront Auckland has helped fund

Image for My Heart is an Anchor

elliot collins

This temporary painting as part of Tidelines aims to awaken a part of the Wynyard Quarter before it's rejuvenation as part of the ongoing developments.

154% $1,850.00 OF
Image for Enigmatic Art Objects

Kelsey Stankovich

I want to populate the urban environment of Wynard Quarter with sculptural surprises that play with texture, colour and form.

127% $1,530.00 OF
Image for Cultivate

John Vea

As a part of Tidelines I will do a performance that will result in the creation of a temporary installation in Wynyard Quarter.

105% $1,270.00 OF
Image for A Warm Breeze Blowing

Brydee Rood

Tidelines Project - A Warm Breeze Blowing is a response to climate issues and rising tides, from melting ice caps to changing weather patterns, an ephemeral exercise in global cooling.

100% $1,210.00 OF
Image for Tracks - Tidelines Project

Veronica Herber

Tracks temporarily picks out a small sample of the many multitudes of footsteps that have fallen along the historic wharf over time.

102% $1,230.00 OF
Image for FIXED for good

Dieneke Jansen & Jenny Gillam

For this work we would like to produce a photographic series depicting plants that are native to the Waitematā coastline. This is a Tidelines series project.

100% $2,205.00 OF