Through memory and time… a sensory tour for blind and low vision visitors

Join a sensory tour featuring artworks by Chiharu Shiota and Colin McCahon, with audio description, handling objects, and discussion.

  • When | Āhea Sun 21 Feb 2021, 10.30am–11.30am
    Wed 24 Feb 2021, 10.30am–11.30am
  • Where | Ki hea
    Toi Art, Level 4
  • Cost | Te utu Free event, but booking is required

Experience The Web of Time, a two-storey art installation designed for Te Papa by international artist Chiharu Shiota, and Walk (Series C), by New Zealander Colin McCahon. With audio description, handling objects and discussion.

We will spend around an hour in the Toi | Art gallery. There will be seating. Afterwards, we’ll continue our discussion over a cup of tea.

Sighted companions and guide dogs are welcome.

Bookings are essential, as places are limited. After you book we will email you with more information – please tell us if you will be bringing a companion or if there’s anything else you'd like us to know.

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A man and a child looking at a large web of black wool in a building


Chiharu Shiota, The Web of Time. Photo by Michael O'Neill. Te Papa