Climb a stair­case in a tree

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Park-go­ers can get a ‘‘bees­eye view’’ of Al­bert Park this week­end from a spe­cial stair­case.

The stair­case winds around the park’s large More­ton Bay fig tree and opens to­day as part of a cre­ative project by con­tem­po­rary artist Richard Or­jis called Walk­ing in Trees.

The free work is de­signed to give peo­ple a dif­fer­ent view of the park.

It is part of a wider ini­tia­tive by a col­lec­tive of artists called POP which uses cre­ative ex­pe­ri­ences to chal­lenge how Auck­lan­ders per­ceive the city they live in and the peo­ple within it. A series of in­ter­ac­tive projects will ap­pear across the city streets, beaches and parks.

Sec­ondary school stu­dents will col­lab­o­rate with cre­atives from The ROOTS to de­sign and build ver­ti­cal gar­dens and ‘‘pollen ho­tels’’ where bees col­lect and process pollen. These pieces will be in­stalled on the scaf­fold­ing of the stair­case in Al­bert Park.

Walk­ing in Trees is open to the pub­lic dur­ing day­light hours from 1pm to­day un­til 6pm on May 4.

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