29th January 2022
Locals and visitors alike can enjoy these stunning life sized sculptures, that were lovingly crafted by Brigitte Wuest, lead sculptor for none other than Sir Peter Jackson at Weta Works in Wellington. Brigitte took the two dimensional characters and re-created them in three, under Dame Lynley Dodd’s watchful gaze.
You will find a "storybook scene" of permanent bronze sculptures of Hairy Maclary and some of his friends – Scarface Claw, Slinky Malinki, Hercules Morse, Muffin McLay, Bottomley Potts, Schnitzel von Krumm, Bitzer Maloney and Zachary Quack.
The larger-than-life public art display allows kids of all ages to get up close to these giants of the children’s book world in an iconic setting on the waterfront.