29/12/2017

Bug Lab is an experience created by bugs to show humans their genius traits.

The installation of an art piece that creates awareness around the upcoming Auckland Zoo Bug Lab exhibition. The installation in Silo park is from 29th November – 19th December and the exhibition will open at Auckland Zoo on 20th of December. 

The installation consists of a 9m x 9m spider web made from UV rope, with the addition of floodlights to illuminate the web after dark. During the day the web will be a huge draw card for children and adults alike – a 9m x 9m white spider web displaying itself in all it’s glory on the gantry, conveniently located near the vicinity of a playground and the Silo Park markets. At night the installation will illuminate and almost sparkle – with the UV rope being illuminated with black lights so the web will glow. 

Not only is this spider web visually striking, it’s  as close to accurate as a 9mx 9m rope spider web can be! TePapa’s spider experts have curated our designs so to ensure the final result is as close to how a real Katipo Spider web would be formed in pattern.