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03/05/24  to 27/10/24
3 May - 27 October
Step into an exhibition where art intersects with science, and discover the brilliant seabirds of Aotearoa and the importance of their preservation.


Oct 27, 2024

Posted on

Apr 15, 2024

Event type:

Art , Cultural , Multidisciplinary , Public Art ,


Free with museum entry | Entry free for Aucklanders


New Zealand Maritime Museum


Corner of Quay and Hobson Street


Auckland ,

Written by

Hui Te Ana A Tangaroa New Zealand Maritime Museum
May 9, 2024

Aotearoa is the seabird capital of the world, home to about 90 species of the world’s seabirds. Just as canaries once warned coal miners of carbon monoxide, seabirds signal the declining health of our ecosystem. With the birds increasingly threatened by habitat loss and predators, Sentinel serves as an urgent call to action.


Through science, photography, interactive video, sculpture, and sound, Sentinel invites you into the world of these magnificent creatures. The collective of scientists and creatives Edin Whitehead, André Bellvé, Marcel Bellvé, Micah Livesay, Lani Purkis, and Shane McLean urge us to protect Aotearoa New Zealand’s seabirds, their environment, and our shared ecosystem.