Join us for an evening of creative responses to the life and work of architect John Scott. Curated by poet and writer Gregory O-Brien, Tributes to John Scott will feature eight responses to the beloved late Māori architect. Join us for a selection of musical, poetic and written responses, fast paced and ranging in form, celebrating Scott’s lasting impact on architecture in Aotearoa.


Gregory O’Brien is a poet, painter and writer. He co-wrote Futuna: The Life of a Building, published in 2016 by Victoria University Press. Other recent books include Whale Years (Auckland University Press, 2015) and See What I Can See: New Zealand Photography for the Young and Curious (Auckland University Press, 2015).

Public programmes associated with John Scott Works are supported by Auckland Arts Festival. 

Werry House, John Scott, 1978-1979. Image: David Straight.