Climb a staircase in a tree
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.