Smile gets brighter

Photo: Stephen Jaquiery
Photo: Stephen Jaquiery
The harbour mouth molars in Portsmouth Dr are now illuminated at night.

Each large wisdom tooth, made of concrete and Oamaru stone and weighing 6.5 tonnes, has had a floodlight placed beneath it.

The controversial sculpture by Regan Gentry was paid for by the Dunedin City Council under its art in public places programme.

The lights were funded by an anonymous benefactor.

In their short life - the molars were only installed in April - they have been the targets of graffiti and have been decorated with a Santa hat left there by the "tooth fairy".


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