Exhibitions - Whakakitenga
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concepts made concrete

16 December 2013 - 6 February 2014

Level 2 Space


Long and illustrious are the words most often used to describe John Alfred Duffill’s architectural career.

Jack, as he was known, designed many of Taranaki’s landmark structures. The Puke Ariki archive holds a collection of more than 1800 architectural plans, documenting some of the 432 buildings Jack designed. Conducting business in south Taranaki for several decades, the plans demonstrate the changing fashions and technologies of architecture from this region.

This exhibition brings the plans out of the archives and into public view.