Past Event

Plant Walk

Rātapu 30 Mei

Sunday 30 May


Jubilee Park

Pine tree with blue spray painted cross mark

Image courtesy of the artists.

You are warmly invited to join Miranda Bellamy, Amanda Fauteux, and Madison Kelly on a plant-focused loop walk. We will walk together as a group for approximately 45 minutes, briefly stopping at plants to kōrero about their lives and their stories.

The loop track is located in the park commonly known as 'Jubilee Park'. A pre-colonial name for the area between Belleknowes and Mornington, which would likely fall over the area of Jubilee Park, is 'Pokohiwi' meaning shoulder and provided in the book Māori Dunedin (1980). This book also offers the surrounding names Te Rara, meaning the rib, covering the hillside of the Southern Cemetery area and Te Au, meaning the mist, applied to the area above Arthur Street School.

This will be an all weather event, so please dress accordingly and wear robust footwear that you don’t mind getting a little muddy. The path we will take is mostly unpaved bush tracks and there will be some slight changes in elevation. Please visit accessibel to view more information about the terrain. Hot soup and a warm drink will be shared at the conclusion of the walk. Please get in touch with Mya if you would like to discuss any access queries or would like help getting to the meeting place.

Meet at the parking area near the intersection of Serpentine Ave and Canongate.

The artists would like to sincerely thank CNZ for their support in realising radiata and the associated public programming. 

Miranda Bellamy and Amanda Fauteux

Miranda Bellamy and Amanda Fauteux are partners and artistic collaborators whose practice of listening to plants enables the critical revision of human histories through interdisciplinary and site-specific projects. They have responded to the stories of plants from the overgrown urban berms of New York City and hollowed-out forests of Vermont, to Aotearoa where their practice has held the tension between endemic and introduced plants. Bellamy holds a BFA from the Dunedin School of Art and Fauteux holds an MFA from Concordia University in Montréal. In June 2020 they were digital artists-in-residence with Artspace Aotearoa. They have been collaborating since 2019 and live in Ōtepoti., @_miranda_was_here__, @amanda.fauteux


Madison Kelly

(Kāi Tahu, Pākehā) is an Ōtepoti based artist, and lead guide at Orokonui Ecosanctuary. Grounded in drawing and field recording processes, her practice is concerned with nature-cultures in an unstable era.