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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 Wed 5 May 2021, 10.30am–11.30am
    Sun 9 May 2021, 10.30am–11.30am
  • Where | Ki hea
    Toi Art, Level 4
  • Cost | Te utu Free event, but booking 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.

Email us at accessibility@tepapa.govt.nz to make a booking or find out more.

Two blurry people walking through a large web of wool that has white numbers scattered through it.


The web of time, art installation by Chiharu Shiota. Toi Art, Te Papa. Photo by Michael O’Neill, 2020. Te Papa