Welcome to Festival Zone for late May 2022.
Auckland Regional Circuit
On now in our 'In Venue' programme around Auckland - Tāmaki Makaurau region for the 2022 Festival edition. Get your skates on and go see these shows on around town ahead of the official Festival start next week.
Papakura Art Gallery proudly presents the work of photographers Ngahuia Harrison (Ngātiwai, Te Kapotai, Ngāti Pukenga, Pākehā) and Kellie Masiutama (Ngāpuhi).
Harrison’s beautiful large-scale photographic works from the ongoing series Coastal Cannibals, explore the impacts, contradictions, and possibilities of ‘development’ for iwi and hapū within Whangārei Te Rerenga Paraoa (the Whangārei harbour).
Papakura photographer, Masiutama’s text and photographic work are inspired by her journey through the Māori philosophy of well-being, Hauora.
Karen Sewell is a visual artist who works across media that include sculpture, installation, photography, painting, sound and light.
Luminary I Luminare explores relationships between form, colour, light, space and sound, contributing to conversations on connections between abstraction and spiritual experience.
"During the social distancing of COVID pandemic in 2020, I have worked on a new series of using composite images portraying the effect of the novel coronavirus living inside the human being and the impact of our environment."
"This series reflects my experiences at Powertools, which is not always about epic rock moments, but about the people, many who are outsiders, creating a community and a space where they can be themselves."
Having recently completed their Master of Creative Practice at Unitec, Shona Dey and Cassey Locke display work from their individual research projects. Both artists explore physicality and transformation in their work.
This exhibition of seven established and emerging Auckland artists presents an ambiguous set of photographic portraits. The subjects are impassive, leaving much to the viewer’s imagination.
Natural Collaboration features two photographers using the medium as a form of self-expression and an outlet for their creativity. They both connect deeply with nature and their subject matter is often aligned to this connection. This exhibition explores the natural world and references humanities connection to it.
Full calendar of exhibitions and events here
Photobook Friday presented by Photoforum
Get ready for the 6th annual Photobook Friday, this year presented by Photoforum and with a great line of of New Zealand photobook practitioners, including some recent finalists in the 2022 Australia and NZ Photobook Awards. This is an afterhours event, a Friday evening and at a educational gallery, DEMO, part of Whitecliffe. Its got all the makings of a special night, so get your diaries out and pencil this in - 10th June 2022, 6pm start.
Auckland Photo Day 2022
We cant wait for the 18th edition of Auckland Photo Day, sponsored again this year by Fujifilm NZ on 11th June. Great camera prizes are available for images the judges select as their 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize. Terms and Conditions apply.
Join our 'Photo Walk' at 10am from Aotea Square with Fujifilm and community participants, wind your way through the city to the waterfront, socilaise & shoot to join in the visual voice of Auckland.
Online exhibitions - View now
We're live with this new online section, with great remote viewing, reads, and participation talks. From all over the world including from cities around NZ, Australia, Canada, USA, UK and Germany.