Events for January through August

Walking about: Melissa Laing, Standing at the edge
Walking about: Melissa Laing, Standing at the edge

Standing at the edge is a meditation on the relationships between property, debt, work and community as they play out on the suburban fringes of Auckland. Our guide, Missouri, performs the story of a man balancing financial obligations against dreams of social and economic change. He’s questioning what we value and why.

Online from Saturday 11 April

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Walking About: Whiro by Pita Turei
Walking About: Whiro by Pita Turei

As we carefully move into this period of opening back up and reconnecting to people and places, Pīta Turei invites you to an observance of dawn on the morning the new moon rises - Whiro. Commonly described as a low energy day Whiro is a slow and quiet period of transition to a new beginning. It is a balance point in the lunar cycle that offers a refreshment of potential and glimpses of uncertainty. The kōrero accompanying the observance will explore how tikanga, customary practices and oral histories might guide us in how to be together safely. This kōrero and your contributions to it will inform how we manaaki Walking about participants as future walks unfold. 

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 6.00-8.00am
Harbourview, Orangihina

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Walking about in fog by Layne Waerea and Lana Lopesi
Walking about in fog by Layne Waerea and Lana Lopesi

In Auckland, Winter is a great season for fog. Artist Layne Waerea has long engaged with the physical and conceptual practice of chasing fog and, with Walking about in fog, she invites Aucklanders to follow a full lunar cycle of fog by walking with her and collaborator Lana Lopesi. Beginning with the full moon on Saturday June 6 and culminating with the following full moon on Sunday July 5, Aucklanders will be supported to rise early, seek the fog and share their experiences with each other in photographic form.

6 June – 5 July

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Walking About: The Public Stand by Becca Wood
Walking About: The Public Stand by Becca Wood

The Public Stand is a choreoauratic walk that pays attention to the uncertainty of what lies ahead for the Avondale Racecourse. Through walking with and listening to the site’s histories, this choreographed event reimagines lost and forgotten stories, and present and possible futures. Wearing headphones, the participants listen to a downloaded soundscore which invites them to tune in to the site, their moving bodies, the disappearing and the unseen. As a collective, this community walks together and apart, going nowhere in particular, navigating social distancing and walking towards the unknown.

Sunday 21 June, 3 pm
Meet at the bottom of Racecourse Parade, Avondale.

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Walking About: Rangi Matariki by Pita Turei
Walking About: Rangi Matariki by Pita Turei

Join storyteller Pīta Turei at Rangimatariki for the third in a series of storytelling events. Standing on the point of Rangimatariki, a history of the land and people can be shared. This history helps to strengthen and increase our knowledge of celestial progression, by observing and sharing the oral histories of Tāmaki Makaurau. Together we will watch Matariki rising as Turei shares histories of Tāmaki. As dawn breaks, join the hīkoi out to Motu Manawa across the mud flats. This hīkoi acknowledges the significance of Rangimatariki, Motu Manawa and Te Kou (Pollen Island Marine Reserve) for Te Wai o Hua and the people of Tāmaki. Presented as part of Matariki Festival 2020.

Tuesday 14 July, 6:00 am
Meet at Rangimatariki, Rosebank Domain, 126 Patiki Rd, Avondale. 7:20 am Walk to Motu Manawa across the mud flats 

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