Threads of Touch: Delicia Sampero

NO TICKETS REQUIRED: An invisible virus has made us pay attention to each other and the way we interact with the world around us like never before. Where do we go from here?

Threads of Touch is an exhibition of large-scale paintings on upcycled traffic signs created during the COVID-19 crisis. The Works will be presented in several galleries and venues as a visual thread, connecting different Hawke’s Bay places and communities throughout the Festival.

Re-imagined and re-contextualized, these signs invite and provoke reflections on the complex physical, metaphysical and emotional dimensions of touch. How does the drive to touch and to be touched relate to relational space between people and to how we conduct our lives?

How do we experience the multiple layers in these relationships? What role does digital technology play in human and environmental relationships? How does it relate to how we see ourselves as individuals and as parts of a large web of life?

Designed to reflect light, the look of the paintings can change dramatically depending on light conditions and the perspective of the viewer.

Show Information

Ticket Types


Concession = Gold Card Holders, Community Service Card Holders & Full Time Students with ID
Child = 16 Years & Under (selected shows only)
High School Student = (selected shows only)



Thu Oct 22nd10:00 - 16:30
Fri Oct 23rd10:00 - 16:30
Mon Oct 26th10:00 - 16:30


Multiple Venues

If you have any issues buying your tickets, please contact the festival office on 06 651 2487 between the hours of 9am – 4pm or email the team

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