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In 2016, Rebecca Ann Hobbs and Harriet Stockman collaborated on a series of rubber lava bomb replicas, with the aim of throwing them alongside participants via a site-specific walking event at Rangipuke (Albert Park). For wisting, turning, winding: takatāpui + queer objects, Hobbs and Stockman offered one such lava bomb replica as their contribution, relating the peculiar shape of the aerodynamic rubber rock as queer and/or non-normative.

For this event, Hobbs and Stockman will extend the walking, throwing, and sharing protocol of the original work in an attempt to connect with and respond to Opoutukēha (Grey Lynn Park).

Beginning at Objectspace, our joint walking and storying will propel participants to Opoutukēha to throw, bounce, and catch rubber lava bombs.

Hobbs and Stockman hope this participatory event will create an opportunity to learn more about the diverse and multi-layered histories of Opoutukēha and the surrounding area through sharing stories.

Originally from Black River, Wulgurukaba country in far north Queensland, Australia, Rebecca Ann Hobbs has lived in Aotearoa since 2005. Her socially located research practice prioritises collaboration to create interdisciplinary artworks that celebrate dynamic bodies and their relationship with specific sites. As an educator, she affirms diverse standpoints through methods that are collaborative, consultative, contextual, embodied, experiential, and reciprocal.

Harriet Stockman was born in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and grew up in Hokianga. Her art practice is led by making, sharing, supporting, relationships, technicity, event, object, and installation. Her shifting focus is led by her interests and the needs of varying projects, however, a consistent companion to this milieu is clay and its associated environs. Stockman is a founding member of the Public Share Collective.

This event is weather dependent and may be postponed if needed. Participants are encouraged to dress warmly and refreshments will be provided at the end of the event.


  • Free


  • Sat 20 Aug


  • 11:00 am — 12:30 pm

Meeting Point

  • Objectspace
  • 13 Rose Road, Ponsonby
  • Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland