Delusions of Canute' looks at man and nature as architects and designers in placemaking using Auckland's central city original foreshore as their 'playground'. The vinyl installation will be on the corner of Jane Batten Place and Fort Street. You could be swept away.
Download the app AKL City Tours to your phone and take your time to walk or bike the original foreshore from Victoria Park to the Parnell Baths. Your exploration starts on what used to be a beach.
For Late Night Art, 13 October, 5-9pm
This installation riffs off the work 'Delusions of Canute' stitched by Margaret Lewis, one of Auckland's contemporary textile artists. It restores the original shoreline of Tāmaki Makaurau to contemporary Auckland, as though Tangaroa was reclaiming his domain. This reinterpretation of the original artwork (a collaboration between Margaret Lewis and Bhavesh Bhuthadia) invites people to consider the tension between man and nature as both architect and designer in placemaking using the central city foreshore as their 'playground'. Much will be revealed.
Part of Artweek in the City Centre.
Supported by Auckland Council.