Terry Stringer Sculpture Unveiled
at The University of Auckland
A new sculpture by Terry Stringer has been installed on the grounds of the University of Auckland’s Grafton Campus. The sculpture was unveiled in a special ceremony this morning with a Karakia and speeches from Terry Stringer and several University Faculty members. Hymmes and Waiata’s were also performed to welcome the sculpture ‘Hygeia‘ to her new home; prominently displayed at the entrance of the University’s School of Medicine (and across the road from Auckland Hospital).
Stringer’s ‘Hygeia’ offers a contemporary interpretation of the Ancient Greek Goddess who has long been associated with medical professions. One of the daughters of Asclepius, the god of medicine, and Epione the goddess of healing, Hygeia was the goddess of health, cleanliness and hygiene.
Stringer’s ‘Hygeia‘ joins the University of Auckland’s prestigious collection of large scale sculptures, and asserts Terry Stringer’s position as one of New Zealand pre-eminent contemporary sculptors.