Back to All Events

Sarah Laing: Talking Mural


  • Te Auaha (front window) 65 Dixon Street Wellington, Wellington, 6011 New Zealand (map)

We are thrilled to be working with artist and writer Sarah Laing (Let Me Be Frank, Mansfield & Me), Te Auaha and Wellington City Council on a special, one-off mural project for Verb Festival. For two weeks you can come to 65 Dixon St to see and interact with Sarah Laing’s re-writable mural. The scene is a day in Pōneke some time in the near future. What are our Wellingtonians talking about? You decide!

Study the mural and write to us what you think should go in the speech bubbles. This is a chance to change the conversation.

We will put new text into the speech bubbles each Tuesday and Thursday that the mural is up (Tuesday 29, Thursday 31 October, and Tuesday 5 and Thursday 7 of November).

We will upload the image of the mural on this website in early October accompanied by guidelines for how to submit your words. We will notify everyone whose dialogue we have selected to go up on the Talking Mural so you can come down and see your conversation.

Over the festival weekend of 9 & 10 November we invite you to come along and visit the mural and write up your words while we capture it for our online Talking Mural archive.
Visit & add your words during the times shown below:
Saturday 9 November: 12noon - 1pm* & 2pm - 3pm
*Artist Sarah Laing will be there at this time so you can ask her about the work!
Sunday 10 November: 12noon - 1pm & 2pm - 3pm

Proudly supported by Wellington City Council.