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Welcome to Pakiwaitara, an ambitious arts project where we ask an entire generation of our young people to come together and recreate one of the most-loved arts projects this region has ever seen – the Children’s Millennium Tile Wall.

In 1999, tiles were sent to 6,500 students across the region.
They had just one task; to paint a self-portrait and help create a Children’s Tile Wall.

In 2020, we invite those same artists to recreate their tiles online in a range of digital formats.
The final result, a glorious expression of a generation as they are now.

And we've made super - we’ve got step by step instructions, how to videos, and an actual person whose job it is to help you find your tile and upload content.

So, for those who are ready to dive right in – hit the "FIND my tile" button, e hoa, and let’s get started!

For those who would like to claim a tile for a loved one, we have dedicated information available here.

For those who need a little more information. We get that. Head over to our Get Involved section and get the low down.

For those without a tile, but keen to see how this crazy project shapes up – sign up to our newsletter and we’ll send you gorgeous newsletters with lots of delicious local stories.