The not-so-straight artists walk tour

Join us on this free 90-minute community walk-tour as we explore some of the locations and stories associated with artists, writers and musicians who are in some way related to Rainbow LGBTI+ communities.

We’ll feature writers Katherine Mansfield and Frank Sargeson, artists Dorothy Richmond and Francis Hodgkins, musicians Douglas Lilburn and the Glamaphones choir, international visitors Rupert Brooke and Somerset Maugham, and visit what is widely considered to be the most homoerotic sculpture in Wellington.

Next tour:  Upcoming tour dates are listed here

Starts: Lambton Quay/Bowen Street area (exact start location is given when you register)

Ends: The Terrace

Duration: 90 minutes

Cost / Bookings: the tour is free but you do need to register here

Areas covered: Lambton Quay, Bowen Street, Bolton Street Cemetery

Accessibility information: We walk on public footpaths. This tour includes walking from Lambton Quay up to the top of the Bolton Street Cemetery and down again (a moderate/steep incline). The tour is limited to approximately 20 walkers.

Previous tour dates: 6 November 2022, 8 January 2023