Unseen New Zealand

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The huge Whanganui studio of artist 
Jack Marsden Mayer, who creates sculptures from driftwood. The studio contains a bus 
in which the artist lives.

The huge Whanganui studio of artist Jack Marsden Mayer, who creates sculptures from driftwood. The studio contains a bus in which the artist lives. Image: Andy Spain

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The interior of the Tapu Te Ranga Marae. The timber building was built from recycled materials in 1974.

The interior of the Tapu Te Ranga Marae. The timber building was built from recycled materials in 1974. Image: Andy Spain

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Time Cinema in Lyall Bay, Wellington, which is contained in the back garden of a residential home and features masses of movie memorabilia.

Time Cinema in Lyall Bay, Wellington, which is contained in the back garden of a residential home and features masses of movie memorabilia. Image: Andy Spain

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The Romanian Orthodox Church of St Mary in Wellington.

The Romanian Orthodox Church of St Mary in Wellington. Image: Andy Spain

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The Tapu Te Ranga Marae stretches over 11 levels on a 50-acre site in Island Bay.

The Tapu Te Ranga Marae stretches over 11 levels on a 50-acre site in Island Bay. Image: Andy Spain

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The recently restored printers in Foxton, formerly the headquarters of the Manawatu Herald.

The recently restored printers in Foxton, formerly the headquarters of the Manawatu Herald. Image: Andy Spain

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The Dome House in Peka Peka was designed and built by the fantastic character Fritz Eisenhofer.

The Dome House in Peka Peka was designed and built by the fantastic character Fritz Eisenhofer. Image: Andy Spain

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Photographer Andy Spain has been touring New Zealand capturing the largely unseen interiors of quirky and historically significant spaces. His aim is to explore buildings that speak to all aspects of our culture.

See the slideshow above for a selection of photos and visit Andy’s website for more.


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