Come along to Toi Art to learn about the immense feat of putting together and looking after an artwork like Nike Savvas’s Finale: Bouquet.
Find out answers to questions like: How will we store this artwork? How did we arrange 6,000 strands to look perfectly random? And what happens when the strands get tangled?
You’ll learn more about what it’s like to work in the museum. Meet some of the Te Papa staff who work behind the scenes and chat to them about what they do.
Vioula Said, a spatial designer at Te Papa. She’ll talk about designing exhibitions and the meticulous process of planning how the artwork’s 6000 strands would be arranged.
Sam Wallis, who led the team of installers to realise this artwork. Sam will give us a glimpse of the lengths they went to in achieving this feat of endurance and precision.
Nirmala Balram, who looks after artworks as a conservator at Te Papa – a job that blends art and science. She’ll introduce us to some of the special challenges involved in conserving plastics.