Stuff Events

Powered by:

Robert Jahnke: Spinning Top

Robert Jahnke: Spinning Top


Woodward St, Wellington

Spinning Top is a large stainless steel sculpture by Robert Jahnke located on Woodward Street in Wellington’s CBD.

Robert Jahnke had been working on a series of Maori spinning tops or potaka and decided to modify the design to include a pictorial history of Wellington.

"I wanted to go for something that was visually interesting, so I created a European version of the top and included Maori references through heiroglyphics. Spinning Top traces the history of Whanganui-a-Tara, the Maori name for Wellington. The major mythical story is that of the two taniwha in the harbour. The taniwha formed the harbour and the surrounding hills with their movements”. - Robert Jahnke

Spinning top was commissioned with funding from the Jack and Emma Griffin Charitable Trust and assistance from the Wellington City Council.

Related Popular Events 

Special offers

How to get your Event listed

To have your Event appear on Stuff Events, go to who supply the event listings for this site.

Click here to add your Event now!
Powered by: