Posts Tagged ‘Futuna Chapel’

The shimmering glory of a modern indigenous N Z chapel

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Amid the well-groomed homes and quiet roads in the suburbs of Karori in Wellington rises an unexpected structure, with a steep, folded roof that pierces the sky. Designed by John Scott, a New Zealand architect of Irish, Scottish, and Māori descent, the Futuna Chapel has stood on its plot for nearly 60 years, regarded as “the most complete example Read more

Blessing of restored Christ figure in Futuna Chapel on Sunday

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Absent for 12 years, the recently recovered and restored Christ figure will be returned to the currently empty cross in Futuna Chapel on Sunday March 17th 2013.  There will be a public bi-cultural unveiling and blessing ceremony of the re-instated figure at Futuna Chapel at 10am, before the Open Day which will begin at 1pm The discovery in Read more

Restoration art: Futuna’s Christ

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Carolina Izzo keeps good company. Colin – McCahon that is – stands by the window. Van Dyck is resting under covers in the corner and Toss Woollaston is lying on the table awaiting further dental work. But it’s not the big-name guests commanding the most attention at the Italian art conservator’s Wellington studio. Propped on Read more

Carved figure of Christ returned to Futuna Chapel

Friday, September 7th, 2012

On Thursday a carved figure of Christ, removed from a crucifix and missing for 12 years, was returned the the Futuna Chapel in Karori, Wellington New Zealand. It was carried from a police van back into the chapel while a karakia (prayer) was sung. A prayer was offered by Taranaki kaumatua (elder), Sam Jackson, as Read more