What to see at Auckland Artweek

by India Hendrikse / 28 September, 2017

A week-long arts festival makes art a big thing all across Auckland. Here are some of our picks.

The programme for Artweek is overwhelming, to say the least. With more than 100 venues taking part all around Auckland, we thought it best to do a quick roundup for you. Some cool events include Bepen Bhana’s realist pop culture works in his exhibition for Fresh Gallery  Otara titled Hymn for the Weak End, which decodes Beyonce dressed as a Bollywood dancer (pictured above) in Coldplay’s controversial music video; and poet Dominic Hoey, aka Tourettes, writing personalised poems at Karangahape Road’s Holm gallery. Hannah Jensen will also demonstrate her acrylic on board carvings in an intimate setting at Endemic World’s gallery in Ponsonby; visitors can watch her carve images of Africa’s wild animals, raising awareness of their plight. 

Various venues, Sat 7–Sun 15 Oct

Field of flowers

A collaborative exhibition in Franklin embraces nature

Flora explores the relationship between people and flowers. Photography, such as Richard Orjis’ ‘Golden Gaze’ 2014 (above), paintings, sculptural works, illustrations and a sensory garden come together to produce a visually spectacular exhibition that blurs the line between nature and art.

Franklin Arts Centre, Fri 6 Oct–Sat 11 Nov

Late night art

More of a night owl? Then check out art that’s open late on 10 Oct

streetARTdego

Five street food collectives pair up with five artists to produce a new breed of art. Relish in the sweet treats of Pie Piper while listening to Courtney Sina Meredith’s spoken word or soak in the sounds of Haere Mai Taiko with food from Judge Bao.

5–9pm, Khartoum Place

Whenua

Stevei Houkamau and Hera Johns from Nga Kaihanga Uku, a Māori clay collective, will demonstrate the techniques of creating art with clay and decorative skills. 

Kura Gallery, 5–9pm

Drawing Club

Artist Paris Kirby hosts this life drawing club, while DJs set the tunes.

Little High St, 5–9pm

Check out artweekauckland.co.nz for more deets.

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