WALKING ABOUT

Walking about is a series of performative and participatory walks that travel across Auckland with Te Hau ā Uru – the West Wind.

The walks are artworks – guided experiences leading audiences and participants across Auckland – created by twelve artists: Suzanne Cowan, Vanessa Crofskey, Christina Houghton, Melissa Laing, Jeremy Leatinu’u, Andrew McMillan, Richard Orjis, Rosanna Raymond, val smith, Pīta Turei, Layne Waerea and Becca Wood.

Walking about maps cartographies outside the everyday routes of transport. Its walks-as-artworks follow stories, pathways of the imagination and the senses, awa (rivers) and maunga (volcanic hills), uncovering the hidden trajectories of our urban and bush terrain. 

Using seasonal and astronomical calendars the walks will spread across the year beginning in Mahuru (September) 2019 as the pīpīwharauroa begin to sing for Spring and finishing in Aponga (August) as Winter blows its last gusts.

More information is available on the Walking about website.

Our next walk, Echo Eco Echo, is presented by Andrew McMillan from Wednesday 18 March to Monday 13 April along Te Auaunga / Oakley Creek Walkway.

September 2019 – August 2020

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Walks:

Pīta Turei: Mata Kē Ao
Sunday 22 September, 5:45am

Jeremy Leatinu’u: Kawea
Saturday 2 November, 12noon

Christina Houghton: Wayfinding Waikumete
Saturday 23 November, 4.10pm

 

val smith: queer walk-nap-walk-nap-yakyak-nap
Saturday 15 February, 6.30am - Sunday 16 February, 11.30pm

 

Suzanne Cowan and Rodney Bell: The Hauntology of Inheritance
Saturday 29 February, 2pm

 

Andrew McMillan: Echo Echo Echo
Wednesday 18 March - Monday 13 April

 

Melissa Laing: Standing at the Edge
Friday 27 and Saturday 28 March

 

Vanessa Crofskey: Sports Day
Saturday 4 April, 12-4pm