A colourful flag wall installation is the latest eye-catching addition to Cathedral Square.
The installation is by Sara Hughes, one of the artists commissioned to develop artworks to brighten the Square. Hughes says she wanted to create a work for Cathedral Square that had a lightness of touch and incorporated an aspect of the Square left standing after the earthquakes and the demolition.
“Flag poles and the flags they fly are symbols laden with meaning and history. It was my intention in creating a wall of flags (648 in total hung between the poles) that the work would take a protective role within the Square and that the movement and colour of the flags would blow optimism and good will into the site.