Shannon Novak

Myers Playground 2014 (2014)

3 min 2 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

"In 1913 Arthur Thomas Myers bought the land between Greys Avenue and Queen Street and gifted this to Auckland city, land he developed into an inner-city park with a free kindergarten and playground. The original playground was constructed with special playground equipment Myers imported from the US. It followed a model in the US called “The Reform Park” where parks were being developed closer to where people lived and as safe places for children to play. Myers Playground explores this playground as an incubator of ambition, imagination, and confidence, each musical note a childhood memory."

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