1-30 July / Smith & Caughey’s / Photography
World Press Photo Exhibition 2017. The World Press Photo Exhibition 2017 is a global exhibition presenting the best visual journalism of the past year. Come and see the most compelling photos in stunning high-quality Canon prints.
4-18 July / Parnell Art Gallery/ Fine Art
Timothy Jones – New Works. Timothy Jones is an abstract painter of contemporary works. While many of the pieces focus on a subject, he maintains himself as more of an abstract artist. His style is one of discovery, avoiding the confines often attached to the figurative painter.
6-26 July / Black Asterisk / Fine Art
Tony Lane – Infinities. Tony Lane’s palette has lightened in his latest suite of works, Infinities. The deep blacks, dark as endless nights, that have been such a presence in his paintings over the last decade have been replaced with rich purples, soft yellows, verdant greens, turquoise blues and crimsons the colour of old blood. This sees the new paintings mapping a definite transition from night to day both within Infinities and across Lane’s practice as a whole and is the culmination of two years of intensive work in the studio. There are other subtle changes too. These paintings allude more to the natural world and landscape in terms of the signs and forms that are being referenced, than Lane’s past paintings which are more akin to still life.
20 July – 3 Sept/ Opening Thursday 20 July, 6PM-8pm / Corban Estate Arts Centre / Refugee, Art & Memories
16 Years Later: An Exhibition By Sakina Ewazi. In 2001 Norwegian cargo ship, The Tampa, rescued 433 refugees from a distressed fishing vessel. Refugee artist Sakina Ewazi shares her memories and reflects back on her time living at sea on The Tampa. Public Programme: Roundtable discussion with the artist and curator. Saturday 19 August, 11am-12pm.
30 July Auckland CBD / Event
Auckland Zinefest. Auckland Zinefest is a non-profit grass roots community festival that celebrates and promotes DIY and self-publishing in Auckland. The festival is open to all. Zinefest is run by volunteers who have a passion for community arts projects and zines. We believe that zines are a great way for creative expression and sharing your own stories and experiences. We like to be kept in-the-know about anything relating to zines, comics, self-publishing and creative processes, in and around Auckland and New Zealand.
11-12 August / Design Conference
Semi-Permanent. Semi-Permanent brings international artists and creative icons to NZ for live presentations, workshops and installations. Don’t miss out on two days with leading creatives and infinite ideas to guide the future of our community.
20 May – 15 Oct / Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki / Group Exhibition
Shout Whisper Wail! The 2017 Chartwell Show. Explore how 11 contemporary New Zealand and Australian artists use ‘voice’ — and indeed who they speak to — in this triennial exhibition dedicated to the Chartwell Trust, whose important collection of contemporary art has been under the guardianship of Auckland Art Gallery for 20 years. Shout Whisper Wail! The 2017 Chartwell Show looks at how an artist might use forms of performance, sound, music or the tools of rhetoric to activate the idea of an audience within their work.