Event: Artweek Auck­land

Oc­to­ber 7–15

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Artweek Auck­land is an an­nual, week-long fes­ti­val cel­e­brat­ing and show­cas­ing vis­ual art within var­i­ous lo­ca­tions across Auck­land. A vis­ual feast held be­tween Oc­to­ber 7 and 15, the fes­ti­val’s vi­brant and dy­namic pro­gramme will see over 1000 artists dis­play work in more than 100 spa­ces, in­clud­ing gal­leries, pub­lic venues, pri­vate res­i­dences, pop-ups, and the street. Artis­tic ac­ti­va­tions will be tak­ing place in dif­fer­ent precincts all over Auck­land, in­clud­ing the cen­tral city, New­mar­ket, Pon­sonby, Arch Hill, Par­nell, K Road, Devon­port, and the east­ern, west­ern, and south­ern sub­urbs. New­com­ers and ex­perts alike can im­merse them­selves in Auck­land’s amaz­ingly di­verse art world and ex­pe­ri­ence strik­ing and re­mark­able works. The week will kick off on Oc­to­ber 7, with the K Road Street Gallery Tour. Of­fer­ing at­ten­dees a new per­spec­tive on the paint­ings and wall art of K Road, the walk­ing tour will in­tro­duce at­ten­dees to the dra­matic spray-paint and sten­cil works of Jonny 4Higher, one of New Zealand’s most ex­pe­ri­enced street artists. On Sun­day Oc­to­ber 8 at 2pm, vis­i­tors can meet at Lot23 to walk Our Do­min­ion, and dis­cover doc­u­men­tary pho­tog­ra­pher Paul Lam­bert’s 50 por­traits in­stalled along Do­min­ion Road. On Oc­to­ber 13, the Gow Langs­ford Gallery will present On The Street, an ex­hi­bi­tion of pho­to­graphs by John Craw­ford, fo­cus­ing on peo­ple from the streets of Auck­land. The event is a char­ity fundraiser for the City Mis­sion, with vis­i­tors in­vited to do­nate $900 and re­ceive a pho­to­graph of their choice from the ex­hi­bi­tion. Other photographic ex­hi­bi­tions and events in­clude Anne Noble’s Um­bra, on show at Two Rooms gallery;

Seven­teen Days of Ryken­berg, a se­lec­tion of im­ages from the 1950s and ’60s on show at the Cen­tral City Li­brary; and Deb­o­rah Crowe’s dig­i­tal col­lage se­ries Out­look, which will oc­cupy the Pon­sonby Road win­dows of Crowe’s Stu­dio 1B. Many of the ex­hi­bi­tions are con­nected by free guided walks and cy­cle tours — book­ings are es­sen­tial, and they will fill up quickly, so visit artweekauck­land.co.nz to re­serve your spot. Artweek Auck­land is owned and pre­sented by the New Zealand Con­tem­po­rary Art Trust, a char­i­ta­ble trust es­tab­lished in 2005 with the ob­jec­tive of cre­at­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for artists, pro­mot­ing the vis­ual-arts in­dus­try, and fa­cil­i­tat­ing greater pub­lic ac­cess to and en­gage­ment with the vis­ual-arts com­mu­nity. To find out more, visit artweekauck­land.co.nz.

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