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ARTWEEK returns with the best of Auckland’s art

ARTWEEK returns with the best of Auckland’s art

Now in its fifth year, ARTWEEK 2014 launches on October 10th, uniting eight Auckland neighbourhoods in a citywide celebration of visual and performance art.

ARTWEEK is unique among art festivals, seeking to grow Auckland’s art audience by showcasing the huge array of fantastic galleries and diverse art projects that already exist in the city, while also providing a platform for pop-up projects and interventions in Auckland’s public places.

The collaborative spirit of Auckland’s art community remains at the heart of the project even as it grows – this year it will encompass over 80 venues in eight neighbourhoods and beyond. ARTWEEK gives all Aucklanders and visitors the chance to engage with all parts of the art world in New Zealand: from artists to gallerists, writers, curators and everyone in between. By dividing the city into neighbourhoods, ARTWEEK events guide the uninitiated to the art world on their doorstep, as well as transporting the curious to discover what unexplored parts of the city have to offer.

The Heart of the City (Auckland CBD) will stay open late with Late Night Art offering food, entertainment, and free tuk tuks to coax city-goers into galleries, and reward late-stayers with Auckland Art Gallery’s Light Show. Auckland’s infamous K Road will digitally come alive through an Augmented Reality Wayfinding app that will guide users to hidden works, offer “live” interviews with gallerists and display what ARTWEEK events are on at any given venue.

AUT UNIVERSITY joins Artweek in 2014 with an interactive 3D exhibition DJ3D14 (by Dan James) at the Aotea Centre as part of the Digital Art Live Programme, which presents recognizable public sites in Auckland alongside fictional excerpts of well-known films, with viewers able to control the stories that unfold in front of them via arcade game buttons. Colab will also present a selection of interactive, digital and augmented reality works created by AUT students.

A bit of South Auckland will head into central as Te Tuhi Centre For The Arts takes over Silo Park with their headlining spring show Unstuck in Time, which explores little-known histories of Auckland’s waterfront, or visitors can head south on the Art Bus where Mangere Arts Centre will show an exhibition of Felipe Tohi’s work. Out west, Avondale’sWhau Fest is on, as well as a selection of poetry readings at Corban’s Estate and exhibitions at Lopdell House gallery and guided tours of the McCahon House in Titirangi.

Many more ARTWEEK events will take place in established and pop-up sites in Parnell, Newmarket, North Auckland, Ponsonby and Arch Hill over 10 days and nights, including writing workshops and competitions with great prizes.

For more information on Artweek 2014 visit artweekauckland.co.nz


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