April 14, 2021
Maori art show goes virtual
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki has released a virtual tour of its exhibtion of contemporary Maori art, Toi Tū Toi Ora.
Director Kirsten Lacy says it offers panoramic photography, 360-degree video and virtual reality software to give people around New Zealand and across the world the opportunity to experience the exhibition in digital form.
She says the primary catalyst for the project was the rich and diverse opportunities for storytelling and learning provided by the exhibition.
The project will keep the core of the exhibition alive as an experience long after the artworks come down from the walls next month.
Toi Tū Toi Ora reflects the bicultural nature of Aotearoa with te reo Māori and English-language content displayed throughout the virtual tour.
Find the digital tour at virtual.aucklandartgallery.com.
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