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Audio-described-tour: Robin White Te Whanaketanga Something Is Happening Here



Sat 21 Jan 2023, 10:30 am - 12:00pm




Free Entry Event, Arts Culture, Exhibitions, Kiwi Culture, Pasifika Art, Audio Described



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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

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Join Auckland Art Gallery for an audio described tour for blind and low-vision visitors through Robin White: Te Whanaketanga | Something Is Happening Here.

Led by the exhibition’s co-curator, Dr Sarah Farrar, this tour is audio described by Nicola Owen of Audio Described Aotearoa. It will last 90 minutes and is limited to 15 people. Laser-cut touch pieces kindly supplied by The Laser Shop.

Please book your place/s through the link on the Auckland Art Gallery website. If attending with a sighted companion, please book tickets for them also. Alternatively, if you would prefer to book by phone, please book by calling Ellie on 09 890 2244.

Alternative text for Hero image: This image is of a plant fibre weaving which shows a stylised image of a mackerel tin label using natural and dyed strips of pandanus. The bottom has natural and dark brown strands woven into diagonal lines. Next, a bright red stripe contains the words ‘New Angel’ written in yellow capitals. Above that is a fat conical mackerel steak, the outer skin in shades of dark and light blue and white and the meat picked out in red and yellow. It sits on a leaf shaded light and dark green and the shadow is casts below in rendered in dark blue. Above the mackerel are narrow woven lines of pale and then darker blue and the top strip repeats the dark brown and natural diagonals at the bottom.

Alternative text for second image: The visitors of an audio-described tour at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki stand at the entrance to a Gallery space. Wearing white conservation gloves, attendees gently touch the wooden wall panels that surround them – an artwork called Te Taumata by Lonnie Hutchinson. The artwork is based on kōwhaiwhai patterns and elements from nature to reflect an upward journey from the ground to the upper canopy of the building. The design is cut into a light American oak wood and envelopes the doorway to the exhibition.

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Robin White and Te Itoiningaina Catholic Women's Training Centre New angel 3 from the series New angel, 1998, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2000

Photo by Nicola Owen

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