Future Islands, Vince Staples and more music and art on show in Auckland

by India Hendrikse / 06 October, 2017
Cnr Kitchener & Wellesley St, central city
Cnr Kitchener & Wellesley St, central city

John Walsh

Gow Langsford Gallery, Tue 17 Oct–Sat 11 Nov

Painter John Walsh’s new body of work stays close to his love for the mythical; the dream-like scenes incorporate Māori legends into imaginary landscapes. The oil paintings are scratched and stretched to create a variety of textures and his palette reflects the greens and blues of Aotearoa. Cnr 

33 Mt Eden Rd, Eden Terrace
33 Mt Eden Rd, Eden Terrace

Future Islands

Powerstation, Sat 16 Dec

Known for lead singer Samuel T. Herring’s soulful voice, American synth-pop four-piece Future Islands were a hit last time they were here, for Laneway 2015.



Auckland Domain, Parnell
Auckland Domain, Parnell

Invisible Privilege

Auckland Museum, Wed 11 Oct

What does “white privilege” really mean and how do we confront it? Moderator Russell Brown (above) examines entitlement with a panel of experts.

Win tickets here 

59 Frances St, Eden Terrace
59 Frances St, Eden Terrace

You’re Welcome

Kings Arms Tavern, Fri 13 Oct

The first installment of a bi-monthly music event featuring cool local acts, including hip-hop act N eo (above). Enjoy the Kings Arms before it shuts up shop.

 

312 Karangahape Rd, central city
312 Karangahape Rd, central city

Joanna Margaret Paul

Bowerbank Ninow, until Sat 28 Oct

Known for the simplicity to her artworks, often painting and drawing the ordinary in soft, watercolour tones, Paul’s work is finally getting the public recognition it deserves. 

10/30 Upper Queen St, central city
10/30 Upper Queen St, central city

Edith Amituanai

Anna Miles Gallery, until Fri 27 Oct

Edith Amituanai has spent four years photographing her local community of Rānui in west Auckland; the photo series has also inspired a zine which will accompany this exhibition. 

33 Mt Eden Rd, Eden Terrace
33 Mt Eden Rd, Eden Terrace

Vince Staples

Powerstation, Sat 13 Jan 2018

‘Big Fish’ rapper Vince Staples’ show is set to be a sell-out. The American hip-hop artist rose to fame through appearances on albums by Odd Future members, so he’s got clout.

 

Mount Eden Chamber Music Fest

Mount Eden Village Centre, Fri 27–Sun 29 Oct

World-class chamber musicians congregate for an array of concerts, brought together by the festival’s artistic director and violinist Simeon Broom (right).

Mahuhu Cres, central city
Mahuhu Cres, central city

Migos

Spark Arena, Tue 10 Oct

Migos will make your Tuesday night as fly as a Tuesday could ever be. The ‘Bad and Boujee’ hip-hop trio released their second studio album Culture this year, to rave reviews. Mahuhu Cres, central city

Show Me Shorts

Various locations, Sat 28 Oct–Mon 13 Nov

Big things come in small packages: these 55 short films don’t have any less impact than their feature-length superiors. The festival comprises films from New Zealand and around the world, like Grant Lahood’s comedy Sybil’s Psychic Hotline (left). Together, they pack a punch.

Find out more at showmeshorts.co.nz

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