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Rainbow Machine by Sarosh Mulla, Patrick Loo, Shahriar Asdollah-Zadeh
Sarosh Mulla, Patrick Loo, Shahriar Asdollah-Zadeh

Rainbow Machine

" A beautiful, bright yellow artwork that makes rainbows when the sun is out. Rainbow Machine is temporarily unavailable but will be at MOTAT, Western Springs, from 10 May to 1 July. "

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This bright yellow artwork encourages people of all ages to learn about the science of creating rainbows, bringing together a unique mix of art, science and engineering to create a fun, interactive experience.

Rainbow Machine was designed and built by artists, architects and scientists working together. The three artists are Sarosh Mulla, Shahriar Asdollah-Zadeh and Patrick Loo; scientists from Callaghan Innovation and Kiwistar Optics also provided their expertise.

This engaging sculpture uses eight custom-made lenses to reflect and refract light. The lenses and the module were built using innovative technology and new manufacturing processes. Rainbow Machine is also a mobile artwork that moves to different locations across Auckland. Throughout the year, Rainbow Machine goes to different parts of the city, creating rainbows whenever the sun is shining.


The middle of Waiwharariki Anzac Square, Takapuna,

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