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Bug Lab


  • Silo Park Corner of Beaumont and Jellicoe Street Auckland New Zealand (map)
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The installation of an art piece that creates awareness around the upcoming Auckland Zoo Bug Lab exhibition. The installation in Silo park is from 29th November – 19th December and the exhibition will open at Auckland Zoo on 20th of December. 

The installation consists of a 9m x 9m spider web made from UV rope, with the addition of floodlights to illuminate the web after dark.

During the day the web will be a huge draw card for children and adults alike – a 9m x 9m white spider web displaying itself in all it’s glory on the gantry, conveniently located near the vicinity of a playground and the Silo Park markets. At night the installation will illuminate and almost sparkle – with the UV rope being illuminated with black lights so the web will glow.

Not only is this spider web visually striking, it’s  as close to accurate as a 9mx 9m rope spider web can be! TePapa’s spider experts have curated our designs so to ensure the final result is as close to how a real Katipo Spider web would be formed in pattern.

Later Event: December 2
Humans of South Auckland