This year over 500 of our staff are pledging over 3.5 million steps to Pride. Join us this Saturday (17th Feb) and march in the annual Auckland Pride.
To coincide with Auckland Pride Festival, Westpac have installed colourful works of art on the three air bridges at our Britomart head office.
The semi-permanent art, called ‘Symphony’, was the brain child of Shannon Novak, who is a part-time artist, part time Westpac Learning Solutions Designer.
“It represents first and foremost diversity,” Shannon says, “and that's kind of reflected by the colours and the shapes. And secondly the relationship between the two Westpac buildings.”
The art is visible from the street, and the level 1 bridge is open to the public if you wish to bask in the kaleidoscopic colours from the inside.
Watch the video of the installation plus Shannon talking about how he came up with the idea.
You can follow Shannon and his work on Instagram: @shannon_novak_
Pride not only is a time to celebrate, but also a time for us to reflect what it means for our society.
Westpac is a champion for diversity, inclusion and individuality, and this year over 500 of our staff have pledged over 3.5 million steps in support of Pride.
They are doing this either by joining the Westpac family as we march in the Auckland Pride Parade on 17 Feb, or if they are unable to be there in person, pledging their steps on the day of the Parade to show their support for diversity.
Here’s a shot clip from the 2017 Pride Parade to get an idea of the energy and positivity the Parade brings.