Free guided sculpture tour for Deaf visitors

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The Auckland Botanic Gardens - 102 Hill Road - Manurewa - Auckland

The Auckland Botanic Gardensis currently exhibiting an outdoor show called Sculpture in the Gardens. The tour follows a 1.8km trail of 20 large scale sculptures through the Auckland Botanic Gardens. The exhibition features top New Zealand artists as well as some up-and-comers.

The Gardens have arranged a special NZSL tour of the sculptures, guided by one of the top artists who has his work on display in the exhibition, and accompanied by a NZSL interpreter, this is a a great opportunity to get an artist’s insight into the sculpture on display.

The tour itself is free to join, and will start inside the visitor centre, and is expected to take 90 minutes to two hours. It is a great chance to join a Deaf group and learn from the guide the inspiration behind the works, the variety of materials used, and you will be encouraged to explore the works by touch where possible.

Extra information:

  • The Auckland Botanic Gardens is located about 25 minutes south of the city, at 102 Hill Road, Manurewa.

  • Visitors can bring a picnic lunch, or visit the onsite café - menu available here:

  • There is a drop off zone between the main car park and the visitors centre. The Gardens can be very busy on weekends, so if the main car park is full – vehicles will be directed to the overflow car park inside the gardens.

  • More info about Sculpture in the Gardens available here:

Deaf Tour - Sunday 31st January 11am
Artist Guide: James Wright

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