Walking with Artists with PickPath

Walking with Artists - An Immersive Audio Guide

How do you weld a steel cherry blossom? What does it take to spray paint a mural two stories high? And what’s with those concrete sheep?

Our streets are brimming with creativity, and every artwork has a story. Fire up your smartphone and join painter John Eaden on a lively stroll around Hastings’ unique sculptures and murals.

Hear special interviews with the artists as they point out the stories and secrets behind their work.

Featuring the voices of Jacob Scott, Cinzah Merkens, Liz Earth, Philipp Meier, and many more.  (Note: Cinzah's 'Te Kahu' mural is now gone).

Free. Launching October 14th 2023 as part of the Hawkes Bay Arts Festival, and then available anytime.

To do the walk you will need to:

  • Download the free PickPath app to your smartphone, from the iOS App Store or Google Play. You can do this at home before you begin, or use the Wi-Fi at Arts Inc. Heretaunga. Or, if you would prefer not to download the app, you can access the experience through your phone’s internet browser.
  • Go to Arts Inc. Heretaunga to start the walk, bring your headphones.
  • Access the experience via QR code at the start point.
  • Remember to dress for the weather.

Fully wheelchair accessible, approximate distance 1km.  Allow 45 minutes to an hour.

Presented on the NZ-made PickPath app.


Read a news article about the app, here.


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