Artist Talk

Amazon - Raised Up Sky is an augmented reality artwork that explores the interconnectivity of humans and nature, a groundbreaking fusion of art and science placing the viewer in the heart of the Amazonian rainforest.

Through conversations with indigenous leaders, scientists and artists, Joseph Michael explores our physical, biological, and cultural link to trees. Experience the augmented reality work in development and watch a short documentary in this artist talk.

Amazon - Raised Up Sky has been made possible by the Latin America Centre of Asia Pacific Excellence.


• 6:30pm - Doors Open and Augmented Reality Experience

• 7:00pm - Artist Talk & Documentary Screening

• 8:00pm - Augmented Reality Experience

Admission is free - bookings required. Phone 3493269 to secure your seat or click here to book.


About the Artist:

Joseph Michael’s large-scale installations bring remote areas of the world to the core of urban centres, thus challenging a human centred worldview, by collapsing the space and time relationship between humans and the natural world. His works are internationally recognised, most recently having exhibited Voices For The Future on the United Nations Headquarters in New York City during the 2019 UNGA and Climate Action Summit.


  • Free


  • Wed 25 Nov


  • 6:30 pm — 9:00 pm


  • 38 Taupo Quay
  • Whanganui 4500