City of Colour
Over 50 lighting installations, sculptures and artworks will illuminate the city from Quay Street to Karangahape Road.
May 06, 2022
When was the last time you played tourist in your own city? A colourful new art and light festival taking over the streets of Tāmaki Makaurau is hoping to encourage you to do just that.
City of Colour is a stunning new exhibition of over 50 light installations, sculptures and artworks set to line the city streets, all the way from Quay Street to Karangahape Road.
The exhibition — co-curated by award-winning designer Angus Muir and Auckland Council's Barbara Holloway — has been designed to enjoy both during the day and at night, thanks to the combination of colourful artworks and breathtaking light works.
Included in the lineup is Deep Thought, a giant immersive sculpture in Market Square you can climb inside. Several exhibitions are taking place in Silo Park, including an outdoor photo exhibition and Echo, an immersive audio-visual experience viewed through the port-holes of Tank 102. Not to be missed is the Forest of Light illuminating the trees of Khartoum Place or a giant inflatable cactus garden taking up residence at SkyCity.
Alongside on-the-ground installations, some of the city's most recognisable landmarks and buildings are lighting up in celebration, including the SkyTower, The Civic, the Harbour Bridge, the PWC Tower, and the Auckland Town Hall.
Running until Sunday, May 22, you have plenty of time to lace up your sneakers and discover what the city's streets have to offer.