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A new sleep­wear brand, plus a chat with the tex­tile de­signer for Penny Sage.


Graphic illustrations, quirky sculp­tures and colour­ful video games are just some of the creative of­fer­ings at Auck­land’s bi­en­nial in­die arts fes­ti­val, Chro­ma­con. En­try is free; the fes­ti­val’s aim is to make art avail­able to ev­ery­one.

Eco­day 2017

What bet­ter way to get friends and whā­nau think­ing about the en­vi­ron­ment than a day filled with food, sus­tain­abil­ity work­shops, mu­sic and craft? Eco­mat­ters En­vi­ron­ment Trust, New Lynn, Sun 9 Apr

Michael Hight

From Ruapehu to Otago, New Zealand artist Michael Hight’s real­ist land­scape paint­ings show hu­man ob­jects within vast ar­eas. These bee­hive por­tray­als (above) are his six lat­est works. Gow Langs­ford Gallery, Wed 5–Sat 29 Apr

Work­ing Girlz

Stu­dio One Toi Tū, Thu 20 Apr–thu 18 May In­spired by Michael Gla­wog­ger’s doc­u­men­tary Whores’ Glory, which delves into the lives of pros­ti­tutes work­ing in Cam­bo­dia, Bangladesh and Mex­ico, artist Katy Sol­jak uses bold colours to ex­plore the con­tro­ver­sial sub­ject. 1 Pon­sonby Rd, Pon­sonby

Van­ished Delft: Hand­made Ma­te­rial Cul­ture

TSB Bank Wal­lace Arts Cen­tre, un­til Sun 14 May

Cu­rated by Anna Miles, this ex­hi­bi­tion sits within Pah Home­stead, for­merly known as Wil­liamson’s Cas­tle. Ob­jects, from plas­tic mats to em­broi­dery, high­light con­tem­po­rary de­sign and con­trast with the his­toric space. 72 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough

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