Artweek Auckland kicks off today, with a fabulous creative line-up that’s sure to keep you busy if you’re looking for things to do. Art exhibitions, installations, activities and events will all be taking place throughout the city. Whether you love being immersed in art galleries, appreciating street art, want to enjoy a sit-down performance or would love to take an art walking tour, there’s something for the entire family to enjoy.
We’ve put together our top 5 free events taking place over the week that you won’t want to miss!
Friday 12th & Saturday 13th October
Windsor Reserve, Devonport
Designed by second-year Unitec architecture students, Glow@Artweek features a collection of light displays. The outdoor exhibition will pop up on Devonport’s Windsor Reserve, making it a great opportunity for an evening stroll that allows you to become fully immersed. All of the sculptures follow the brief of being zero waste and zero budget and are all sponsored by Vector. If you’re a fan of the lantern festival each year, we’re sure you’ll love this one!
LATE NIGHT ART
Tuesday 9th October
The heart of the city will become an immersive art experience for 3 hours only on the 9th October. The city’s art galleries will all be open late and there will be guided walks and cycling tours available, as well as multiple live art events all around the inner city. This is a great way to enjoy a Tuesday evening after a long day of work, and something that the whole family can enjoy.
THE WALTERS PRIZE
On display until January 2019
Auckland Art Gallery
The Walters Prize is New Zealand’s contemporary art award and will return to the Auckland Art Gallery this year. The prestigious award is awarded to the best contemporary art produced and exhibited in New Zealand over the last two years, and is widely recognised. Exhibited indoors everyday of ArtWeek and until January 2019, the exhibition is a fantastic celebration of the best artists our country has to offer. Gallery entry is free to kiwi residents.
REAL LIFE FLORAL FILTERS
For snapchat and instagram lovers, real life floral filters brings those quirky filters to life inside Snickel Lane. Complete with floral crowns, photo frames, flower walls and dress-ups – this exhibition is fun and interactive and perfect to snap some photos during Late Night Art.
OOZ BLOOZ – LOUISE KEEN
Studio One, Ponsonby
Lousie Keen is an artist with a keen interest in sustainable living practices, and she uses materials in her paintings which are often considered as junk or rubbish. The purpose of her work is to highlight the impact of climate change and to show how wasteful society can be. An interesting exhibition which is sure to be an eye opener.
For a full list of events over Artweek, check out artweekauckland.co.nz
Which events are you most looking forward to checking out?