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Call for Proposals

Te Pātaka Art Trail seeks proposals from artists, designers, environmental scientists and members of the public living in the Albert-Eden local board area to present object based, performative and/or educational projects to the public between September – November 2022.  


Contributors are asked to create projects that respond to specific features of the site.  


Ko Ōwairaka te maunga 
Ko Te Whau te awa 
Ko Te Waitemata, ko Manukau ngā moana 
Ko Te Noho Kotahitanga te marae 
Ko Ngākau Māhaki te wharenui 
Ko Manaaki te wharekai 
Ko Puukenga te whare manaaki 
Ko Wairaka, ko Raukataura ngā tūpuna Ko Ngāti Whātua te ahi kaa roa 


Ōwairaka is the mountain 
The Whau is the river 
Waitematā and Manukau are the harbours 
Te Noho Kotahitanga is the marae 
Ngākau Māhaki is the meeting house 
Manaaki is the dining room 
Puukenga is the support centre 
Wairaka and Rakataura are the ancestors Ngāti Whātua are the guardians of the land 


Te Whare Wānanga o Wairaka


Over the next 10 to 15-plus years, a new urban village of at least 4,000 homes will be built as part of the Carrington residential development. The development covers 39.7 hectares of land in Mt Albert, Auckland, next to the Unitec (Te Pūkenga) campus. Ministry of Housing and Development.
Finding herself at the grounds now underneath Unitec, Wairaka uttered a karakia and stamped her foot hard on the aquifer and the spring came forth - Te wai Unuroa a Wairaka. This is the place where the Unitec is established and the puna (spring) remains alive and flourishing. Pouroto Ngaropo. 


Please submit the following in a single PDF file titled "FirstnameLastname_tpat" via email to by 11.59pm 22 August, 2022.    


Contact details (Name, email address, phone number); 
Project Title and Outline (up to 300 words – please also include technical details where relevant); 

Up to 5 images of proposed work; 

Up to 5 images of past work; 

Bio (up to 50 words) and curriculum vitae; 

Choice of September, October of November scheduling; 


You will receive an email confirmation that your proposal has been received, and notified of the outcome. You will be notified of the outcome by 29 August, 2022. 


What We Offer 


  • A curator as your point of contact for support to deliver the exhibition/ performance/activation; 

  • A platform for community engagement / public activation; 

  • Promotion of your project through a community event and website; 

  • Technical and logistical assistance;  

  • QR code installation option to enable visitors to access contextual information; 

  • Support with artist/material/project costs; 

  • Projects will be featured for a period of 3-4 weeks.  



Te Pātaka

Te Whāriki

Artist: Gina Ferguson | Photo: Kelsy Scott 

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Te Anga Toi

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