"Tamaki presents these works as a functional element of her curatorial process establishing a purposeful & relative response to the works of the selected artists showing in the group exhibition... the interactive AR & MR are unique artistic presentations & works - it's clever & insightful that she uses genuine artefacts from the Te Papa Collections"


Developing from their Mahuki incubator at Te Papa Tongarewa, this group of artists and technicians clad the Arcade with a digital layer of traditional Maori architecture and artefacts, triggered by printed decals or geo-locating beacons.

Authenticity comes into question through the physical and virtual exhibition experience, as the selected museum taonga are all replicas of original artefacts - even in real-life they are in a sense unreal. Tamaki’s inclusion of the replicas in the exhibition suggests they are no less valuable as taonga. 

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Pūkana whakarunga!
Pūkana whakararo!
Gaze wildly to the realm above!
Gaze wildly to the realm below!



The Immersive Space Programme is changing the way we interact with the world, turning everyday objects, images, and places into new opportunities for engagement through striking augmented reality experiences.



Artist - Suzanne Tamaki
Producer - Joff Rae
Manager - Finn Beattie
Developer / content - James Norling
Developer / creative - Ethan Wimsett

Presented by Plan Beta
Supported by Wellington City Council Public Art Fund

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