Tiny Ruins, Māori healing and more Auckland events coming up

by India Hendrikse / 15 June, 2017

Pati Solomona Tyrell: Fāgogo

St Paul St Gallery, until Sat 22 Jul

In Samoan culture, fāgogo refers to stories shared within a group. Artist Pati Solomona Tyrell uses photography and film as fāgogo from Auckland’s Pasifika LGBTQI community, exploring the power of “queer brown bodies”. 40 St Paul St, central city

Darkness and Light

Silo Park, Fri 30 Jun–Sun 2 Jul

Lighting designer Angus Muir is illuminating Silo Park’s silos for Matariki with an immersive installation. Accompanying the artwork will be puna kai (street food with a Maori twist), market stalls and live music. Beaumont St and Jellicoe St, central city

Rongoā Māori with Donna Kerridge

Arataki Visitor Centre, Sat 24 Jun

Ever wonder what magic medicines may be lurking in our local flora and fauna? Delve into  Māori healing with registered medical herbalist Donna Kerridge.

Chris Corson-Scott: Dreaming in the Anthropocene

Trish Clark Gallery, until Fri 28 Jul

Presented as part of the Auckland Festival of Photography, Chris Corson-Scott’s solo exhibition exposes the remnants of forgotten industries and juxtaposes them with beautiful landscapes, highlighting the many faces of New Zealand’s South Island. The subdued colours evoke a sense of quiet and the crisp, clear detail has been captured on an 8x10 camera, lugged about on multi-day hikes. It’s an elegiac labour of love. 1 Bowen Ave, central city

Tānikoniko

Māngere Arts Centre, until Sat 1 Jul

Textural pieces meld in a concotion of colours and te ao Māori motifs in this Matariki-themed exhibition. Three artists are brought together: the work of the late John Bevan Ford forms ties with contemporary artists Jon Tootill and Zena Elliot. Cnr Bader Dr and Orly Ave, Māngere


Kirin J. Callinan

Kings Arms, Thu 20 Jul

He’s a buzzy guy, Kirin J. Callinan. An alternative Aussie musician transcending both pop and rock, his latest album Bravado boasts many cool collabs, including with our own buzzy guy, Connan Mockasin.
59 France St, Eden Terrace

Tiny Ruins

Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Sun 2 Jul & Kings Arms, Sat 5 Aug

Auckland band Tiny Ruins is known for alt-folk sounds and singer-songwriter Hollie Fullbrook’s soulful voice. The band’s returned home for a nationwide tour, after recording with the likes of David Lynch.

Fiona Pardington – Nabokov’s Blues: The Charmed Circle

Starkwhite, Mon 26 Jun–Sat 22 Jul

Recently knighted in France, artist Fiona Pardington is truly art-world royalty. Her latest exhibition is six years in the making.

Gold Class and Yukon Era

Whammy Bar, Fri 28 Jul

Auckland indie post-punk band Yukon Era (above) has teamed up with Melbourne post-rock group Gold Class to co-headline one Auckland show. Expect to hear Gold Class’s new song ‘Twist in the Dark’, plus Yukon Era’s highly successful latest single, ‘Tongue’. This one should be a sell-out. 183 Karangahape Rd

Bloc Night Market

Bloc, Thu 22 Jun

Check this: Bloc has reeled in its favourite local designers, artists, stylists and food-makers in what will be a feast for both the eyes and stomachs. This one-night market features everything from beautiful flowers by Mark Antonia to tasty, cool treats by Duck Island. We’re in. 20 Normanby Rd, Mt Eden

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