The Art of February

February is such a fantastic month for Art in Tāmaki Makaurau. With the Fringe Festival kicking off mid-February and The Auckland Art Fair on the 24th, one hardly needs an excuse to spend an evening out enjoying the treasures on display. Choosing what to take in can be a bit of a challenge, so here are some suggestions to get you started.

Alexi Willemsen, Victoria. 2020. Courtesy of Melanie Roger Gallery

15 JAN – 9 FEB

Will Cooke 

Bold and monochromatic in colour, Cooke uses circles and polygons to sculpt architectural structures that are both futuristic and nostalgic. Painted in acrylic on aluminium panel, his compositions challenge the viewers sense of balance, proportion, scale and space. Every Wall Is A Door is a new series by the artist, created for his debut New Zealand show at Starkwhite.

 

More info at starkwhite.co.nz

Will Cooke, Corridor 2020. Courtesy of Starkwhite
Will Cooke, Frame 2020. Courtesy of Starkwhite

2 – 20 FEB

Alexi Willemsen

Willemsen presents figures behind veils of semi-transparent paint, creating artwork that permeates the atmosphere with dreamy ambiguity. A new body of work by the New Zealand born Australian Based artist titled; Water, Is Taught by Thirst is up at Melanie Roger Gallery this Feb.

 

More info at melanierogergallery.com

14 FEB – 6 MAR

Auckland Fringe Festival 

Willemsen presents figures behind veils of semi-transparent paint, creating artwork that permeates the atmosphere with dreamy ambiguity. A new body of work by the New Zealand born Australian Based artist titled; Water, Is Taught by Thirst is up at Melanie Roger Gallery this Feb.

 

More info at melanierogergallery.com

24 – 28 FEB

The Auckland Art Fair 

Jam packed with artists from all over the country, the Pacific Rim and further afield. The Auckland Art Fair is a great event to attend if you like art but don’t know where to start, or would like a visual taste of everything that’s hot right now all in the one space. Held at the cloud on Queen’s Wharf, The Auckland Art Fair offers a range of tickets from all-inclusive VIP to event only Art Party passes.

 

More info at artfair.co.nz

25 – 28 FEB

Auckland Lantern Festival

In celebration of the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Ox, Aucklanders and all who visit get to enjoy hundreds of elaborate handmade Chinese lanterns on display. Resplendent with cultural song, music, dance, performances, competitions and a fireworks display, The Lantern festival provides for the whole family.

 

More info at aucklandnz.com/lantern-festival