New Askew-flavoured skin for Shed 10

Shed 10 on Auckland's Queens Wharf may be a good century old, but it's well and truly being modernised, first with a giant solar roof panel and now with a mural courtesy of street artist Askew.

Shed 10 on Auckland's Queens Wharf may be a good century old, but it's well and truly being modernised, first with a giant solar roof panel and now with a mural courtesy of street artist Askew.

This weekend delegates to the TRENZ tourism conference will be the first to experience the historic cargo shed's new look.

Askew was also behind the painting of the silos in Wynyard Quarter’s Tank Farm and a mural of late artist Ralph Hotere in Kingsland.

The 98 by 12-metre canvas wrapping around Shed 10 has been painted with the faces of four Aucklanders, each with their own stories to showcase the diverse cultural makeup of Auckland. 

It is expected to be removed on April 26 as work on Shed 10 continues, with the refurbishment due to be completed in July.