The eighth Artweek Auckland returns between 6-14 October to celebrate our city's diverse artistic community. Featuring exhibitions, happenings and workshops across ten precincts (Central City, Parnell, Ponsonby, K' Road, Arch Hill, Newmarket, Devonport, South, West, East) each area aims to highlight their unique place in Auckland's artistic landscape. The ten-day celebration is packed with over 50 free guided tours, public and private artwork, drawing clubs, feminist exhibitions and food fit for art aficionados and newcomers alike.
Highlights in the CBD include Late Night Art, an evening affair where CBD galleries including the Auckland Art Gallery are open until 9pm. Food inspired by five artists will feature at StreetArtDego and will be available throughout the week. Unitec architecture students will stun once again with light installations created with zero waste and zero budget as part of GLOW at Windsor Park in Devonport. Out South is Coven, an art collective who questions gender binary in Aotearoa's suffrage movement and feminist history through photography, sculpture and performances. Zipping West, there's Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery and their exhibition From the Shore that brings together acclaimed works from recent Venice Biennale artists Lisa Reihana and Tracey Moffatt. And 100 lucky café-goers in Arch Hill and Ponsonby will get to take home a plate decorated by Helen Perrett with unique images of dogs.
There's plenty more on offer, so check out the Artweek Auckland website or grab a printed program. Whether you're looking for something sassy, thought-provoking and always engaging, there will be something to suit all tastes. Don't miss out.