Celebrating Auckland Pride 2023 at Precinct
19 January 2023
Celebrating rainbow communities all year round
Precinct Properties acknowledge, celebrate, and show support for the LGBTQI+ communities during Pride 2023 and beyond.
We're excited to be collaborating again with activist, artist and curator, Shannon Novak on a multi site project throughout the portfolio. We loved seeing the impact of Shannon's artwork in previous years and are excited to share this years project with our communities.
This year the project is called Brightly Connected which celebrates Pride 2023 and beyond with the installation of bright and colourful artworks in selected sites managed by Precinct Properties and Generator in Tāmaki Makaurau.
Developed by Shannon in collaboration with local LGBTQI+ communities, these artworks are abstract representation of rainbow communities and the light these communities bring to the world. Interwoven shapes represent individuals and groups within rainbow communities that are closely connected to each other. These shapes use the colours from the original rainbow flag and its iterations as well as colours from many other flags used by rainbow communities.
You can find the full list of artwork locations listed below. Be sure to check them out.
- Brightly Connected I - PwC revolving doors (15 Customs St)
- Brightly Connected II - PwC escalators (15 Customs St)
- Brightly Connected III - HSBC glass doors (188 Quay St)
- Brightly Connected IV - Jarden House internal windows (21 Queen St)
- Brightly Connected V - Commercial Bay air bridge (7 Queen St)
- Brightly Connected VII - Mason Brothers glass doors (139 Pakenham St)
- Brightly Connected VIII - Generator Britomart Place (11 Britomart Place)
- Brightly Connected IX - Generator Stanbeth House (28 Customs St)
- Brightly Connected X - Generator 12 Madden Street (12 Madden St)
Brightly Connected I - PwC Tower (15 Customs St)
Brightly Connected II - PwC Tower (15 Customs St)
Brightly Connected III - HSBC Tower (188 Quay St)
Brightly Connected IV - Jarden House (21 Queen Street)
Brightly Connected V - Commercial Bay Airbridge
Brightly Connected VII - Mason Brothers (139 Pakenham St)
Brightly Connected VIII - Generator Britomart Place (Level 10, 11 Britomart Place)
Brightly Connected IX - Generator Stanbeth House (22-28 Customs St)
Brightly Connected X - Generator 12 Madden (12 Madden Street)
About Shannon Novak
Shannon Novak is an activist, artist, and curator based in Tāmaki Makaurau. His work aims to reduce anxiety, depression, and suicide rates for the LGBTQI+ community worldwide. He also seeks to dismantle heteronormative structures and systems and build spaces that acknowledge, celebrate, and support diversity and inclusion in sexual orientation, romantic orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and sex characteristics. Novak founded the Safe Space Alliance, a global LGBTQI+ led nonprofit organisation that aims to help people identify, navigate, and create safe spaces for the LGBTQI+ community. Instagram: @shannon_novak_ and @safe_space_alliance Web: www.shannonnovak.com
If you need LGBTQI+ support you can contact:
- OutLine: 0800 688 5463 (0800 OUTLINE).
- A RainbowYOUTH rainbow support worker (online form).
- The Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO).
- Youthline: 0800 376 633 or web chat.