in the centre
of waterfront

SCOUT: Wawata Hōhonu by Tim Gruchy and Lyonel Grant (Ngāti Pikia, Te Arawa), 2012/2020.

SCOUT lights up Takutai Square with an ever-changing array of graphics generated by artificial intelligence

SCOUT is a digital artwork in Takutai Square by Tim Gruchy; its displays are governed by software that generates imagery in response to external data including temperature and people movements. For Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art, Tim collaborated with artist Lyonel Grant to include imagery of Lyonel’s carvings in SCOUT’s deep-dreaming process.