Photo of the Day: Studio One – Toi Tū






The 1906 Newton Police Station and Barracks at the top of Ponsonby Rd has been re-opened as a creative community space by the Waitemata Local Board called Studio One Toi Tū. And is now graced with a new installation by design company Alt Group. More details here.


photographs: Patrick Reynolds



7 comments to Photo of the Day: Studio One – Toi Tū

  • That is fantastic. Love the building and that installation really tells you what happens inside now as well!
    My favourite part of the complex is the darkrooms in the old cells out the back.

    • Matthew

      That looks anything but fantastic.

      Those white things look like someone had some leftover cardboard and tacked them on the front of the building. WTF were they thinking? Just leave the building in it’s original splendour (a dour brick monstrosity).

    • Steve D

      I think it looks great. Without the decoration it looks a bit harsh – like the century-old prison that it is. This is a bit quirky, and suits the vibe for the new tenants.

    • Maggie

      Completely agree. It looks fabulous!

  • Sam F

    I remember passing some happy days here back when it was Artspace, a few incarnations back now I suppose…

  • George D


    In response to the person above – the world is ours to interpret and imagine as we please. We should respect the past, but we are not bound to do things exactly as they were done 100 years ago.

  • Thom

    There’s 7 of the ‘splotches’.

    I would have coloured each with the colours of the rainbow. Just imagine how vibrant it would look!

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