Wellington and its technicolour dot coat

Art7New Zealand is quite fond of large novelty structures: giant carrots, trout, sheep and L&P bottles are practically everywhere. And now we’ve got another one to add to the list: the world’s largest graphic film installation.

3M and SignSquad recently joined forces to cover the the City Art Gallery in Wellington in a whole lot of dots. The team worked 10-hours a day, six days a week for three weeks and had to warm every dot and roll it on to the sandstone surface by hand.

“3M has a history of producing innovative products,” says Justin White, 3M sales specialist for commercial graphics. “When the City Gallery Wellington challenged us to apply that same level of innovation to the use of our products, we jumped at the chance.”

‘Dots for Love and Peace’ was designed specifically for the City Gallery by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, who is renowned for her use of dots and repetitive patterns. The public artwork celebrates both her Mirrored Years exhibition and the re-opening of the City Art Gallery building.

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