Whangarei Library receives Hundertwasser books

A collection of books about Friedensreich Hundertwasser have been donated to the city of Whangārei so people can learn more about the man who inspired the HUNDERTWASSER ART CENTRE with Wairau Māori Art Gallery.

In the winter of 2018 a delegation of contractors, including architects and engineers travelled to Hundertwasser’s home town of Vienna on a “fact-finding” mission.

The trip gave the contractors a chance to see Hundertwasser buildings and the details within them up close.

“They were exposed to what a Hundertwasser building actually looks like,” says project volunteer Pam Tothill.

While in Austria, the group was hosted by the Hundertwasser Non Profit Foundation.

The foundation decided to gift some books to the city of Whangārei as they thought it would be great if the people there had an opportunity to learn more about Hundertwasser and his work.

Fifteen books were officially presented by Richard Smart, the NZ representative for the Hundertwasser Non Profit Foundation, at Whangārei Library in front of around 25 project supporters.

Pam Tothill said the books are a mix of non-fiction about everything from his art, architecture and design through to his life and philosophies. The books can be borrowed from the library.