Whakarongo mai! Listen up! Grab your walking shoes and join one of our kaiārahi/tour guides to explore significant Māori public artworks in the heart of Tāmaki Makaurau!
Discover a number of these artworks, along with four new commissions at Britomart, installed as a satellite to the exhibition, Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art.
Meet your kaiārahi/tour guide at the Gallery’s information desk and explore multiple art installations over the one-kilometre hīkoi to Takutai Square, in the centre of Britomart’s bar and restaurant precinct. Manaakitanga/caring for our visitors is an important value to us, so make sure you bring sunblock and an umbrella! Headsets will be provided for ease of hearing.
- Be a great listener - Have fun and stay safe by following instructions carefully.
- Be considerate of others - You’ll be part of a group, so it’s important to be kind and courteous.
- Be sun smart - Make sure you bring sunblock to protect yourself from the Kiwi sun (even on cloudy days!)
- Turn your phone off - Make sure you don't use your phone while your guides are talking. If you need to make a call, please ask your guide/teacher first.
- Be a respectful visitor - You will be a guest during this experience, so please be respectful. Two important Māori customs are to take your shoes off indoors and avoid sitting on tables or pillows.
- Be on time - While the experience will be a relaxed one, make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to arrive early so you don't keep your guides and others waiting.
- Hello and goodbye in Māori - If you want to start practising some basic Māori phrases, you could try using ‘Kia ora’ (hello) and ‘Ka kite’ (goodbye).
- Permission for photos - If you are taking photos that include other people, always ask them first if they are happy for their photograph to be taken.