Cel­e­brat­ing Ur­bane­sia

Central Leader - - FRONT PAGE - MAHVASH ALI

Auck­land has the world’s largest pop­u­la­tion of Poly­ne­sian com­mu­ni­ties com­pared to any other city across the globe.

Ur­bane­sia 2016 is cel­e­brat­ing this unique­ness with a month of events and ex­hi­bi­tions fo­cus­ing on Pa­cific arts.

Across nine lo­ca­tions in Auck­land, Poly­ne­sian artists will be show­cas­ing their tal­ent.

The fes­ti­val opens on Novem­ber 11.

An in­ter­ac­tive event to look out for on the open­ing day is a train jour­ney with artists and lo­cal youth.

It starts from Henderson Rail­way Sta­tion and ends at the All Goods Gallery in Avon­dale.

Pre­pare to also be en­ter­tained with pop-up per­for­mances and mu­sic.

From Novem­ber 12 the gallery will also show­case the works of eight Pasi­fika artists.

Also on the cards is Pa­cific Day Out in North­cote, which in­cludes a spe­cial per­for­mance by Beau Monga, the win­ner of 2015 X-Fac­tor New Zealand.

Four ex­hi­bi­tions have al­ready been in­stalled, ahead of the the open­ing.

Fresh Gallery in Otara is cur­rently host­ing a col­lec­tion of pho­to­graphs of work done by well­known graf­fiti artists theTMD

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To find out more about the free events go to ur­bane­sia.org.nz.

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