The Taura project features artists Brook Konia (Ngāti Porou, Kōtimana, Pākehā) and Louie Zalk-Neale (Ngāi Te Rangi, Pākehā). It is the first project in the soft shell programme, curated by Jordan Davey-Emms at Te Tuhi’s Parnell Project Space. 

Taura will be open to view at soft shell from 10am – 2pm on the following weekends of July: 6 - 7, 20 - 21 and 27 - 28. New works by artists Brook Konia and Louie Zalk-Neale, installed and generated during their recent residency, will be on show in the space. Visitors are invited to sit and make rope and add to soft shell’s collaborative Taura workbook. 

This drop-in events are suitable for all ages and free to attend. Soft shell is also open by appointment – get in touch via direct message on Instagram (@softshellparnell) or by emailing