Thursday, October 6, 2016

Artweek Auckland 2016

One of Auckland’s greatest creative festivals, Artweek, is back for another year (October 8 – 16, 2016). Presented by a charitable contemporary art trust, Artweek was established with the objective of promoting the visual arts in Auckland and facilitating a wider public engagement with the vast variety of art Auckland has to offer. 

This year, the festival presents the work of over 1000 artists, in more than 100 venues across the inner city and outer suburbs of Auckland, over 10 exciting days. 

There are a lot of great events happening around where we are on High Street – one to put in your diary is the ArtingZones event, which will feature interactive and temporary installations scattered throughout the High Street District streets and laneways. 

Also, the Auckland Transport City Art Walks come highly recommended. Take a free guided tour around the city’s streets, laneways, and squares, and learn about the diversity of street art in Auckland. From Maori and Pacific art, interesting urban design, and permanent and temporary works, there’s something for everyone! 

Lastly, pop into the Little High Street Arcade during Artweek to see ScribbleAKL’s craft-based and interactive installation

Here at Pauanesia we have been getting into the spirit of Artweek with our recent window display. Dunedin artist Melissa Martyn has created 9 textile banners, embroidered in a collage-like style with a combination of Pauanesia prints and vintage fabrics. Titled “Auckland View Shafts”, these banners celebrate the volcanoes peppered around Auckland, and lament the possibility that the Unitary Plan will weaken the historic protection of volcanic cone sight-lines.

Come in and see us while you’re in the city for Artweek! We will be open late on Wednesday October 12, as the city comes alive for the popular Late Night Art event (5pm - 9pm). To view the Artweek programme and book in for events go to 

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