Property owners Roland Logan and Sharon Ng both emphasise that they are just here to save their building at 212 Madras Street. ‘The last thing we want to do is hold up the stadium’. 212 Madras Street is the last remaining Edwardian warehouse building in Ōtautahi Christchurch and has been the recipient of... Keep Reading
Marie Lelievre, Scooper (Tray) 2021, oil on canvas, 1000 x 1000mm
Ng Building at 212 Madras Street is the last remaining Edwardian warehouse building in Ōtautahi Christchurch and has been the recipient of several heritage awards over the past decade. Acquired in 2005 by Logan Roland and Sharon Ng, for the past sixteen years it has been a multifaceted centre for contemporary art and design in numerous and varied manifestations. On its ground floor it is a unique clothing and design store with an integrated gallery space, and upstairs, artists’ studios and office spaces representing various creative practices, tenanted by designers, architects and artists.
It is also the last remaining building on a site for a public stadium. Roland and Sharon state that ‘the last thing we want to do is hold up the stadium’ but they want to save their heritage building and are holding an auction fundraising 20 May. Marie Lelievre’s Scooper (Tray) is one of 50 works of art by locally and nationally renowned artists.
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