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Corban Estate Exhibition Openings February 2019

Opening 14 February
15 February – 7 April, 6pm–8pm

Corban Estate Arts Centre
2 Mount Lebanon Lane, Henderson, Auckland


Join the Corban Estate Arts Centre for the opening of three new and exciting exhibitions. The opening is on 14 February from 6pm to 8pm featuring shows by artists Rowena Rooney, Daren Kamali and Inise Eeremasi, and Railala Gade. All four artists have their roots in Fiji and their cultural ties are reflected in the research and work that will be displayed in the exhibition.




Gibbs Farm Sculpture Farm Visit

16 February, 10am–2pm

Gibbs Farm
2421 Kaipara Coast Highway, Makarau, Auckland


The celebrated Gibbs Farm is an expansive open-air sculpture park located in the beautiful Kaipara Harbour, north of Auckland. The park boasts a series of major site-specific commissions. It is the greatest collection of large-scale outdoor sculptures in the country with works by some of the world’s most renowned artists. Bring your own picnic lunch or order an Eat My Lunch pack for $14. Every lunch ordered gives a free lunch to a Kiwi kid in need. The park is a three to four hour walking experience. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a hat, sunblock and water.




Anno Domini Summer 2019

17 February, 2:30pm–8:30pm

Auckland Art Gallery
Corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland


Dance all day on the roof of The Auckland Art Gallery at this legendary party. After an incredible sold out show with house music pioneer Moodymann in March, we’re ecstatic to see they are inviting some of the very best in contemporary, forward thinking electronic music to this year’s set. Nina Kraviz and Valentino Mora will be playing on 17 February and it will be a not-to-miss day of fun and dancing in the sun.




I Am Rachel Chu

19–23 February

Basement Theatre
Lower Greys Avenue, Auckland


An important, much needed commentary and rewriting of the book and recent film, Crazy Rich Asians, I Am Rachel Chu will question and rewrite this not so relatable archetype. “Identity, identification and representation collide in this violent act of intercultural appropriation. I Am Rachel Chu is an act of literary terrorism – watch and listen as we rewrite, rework and revitalise the best-selling book and box-office success with our own personal histories, superimposing ourselves over its so-called relatable protagonist.” Created by Nathan Joe, Amanda Grace Leo, Ravi Gurunathan and Angela Zhang. 



This Is How We’re Gonna Die

19 – 23 February, 6:45pm

Q Theatre
305 Queen Street, Auckland


If you had one evening left to live, what would you do? The end of the world is imminent and one Kiwi flat cannot stop arguing about dead cats, infidelity, drug dealing, and more. So how are they gonna die? Full of secrets and regret? Or holding hands and ready for anything? This will be heartwarming show full of hilarity and realness. They are partnering with Youthline so if you book your ticket for the Thursday night $10 from your ticket will go to helping them. 



Girls to the Front AKL Fringe Poetry Film Night

22–24 February, 6:30pm

Strange Haven
281 Karangahape Road, Auckland


Girls on Key presents Girls to the Front, a night of poetry, film and live performance from top poets from Australia and New Zealand. Poets reading live with chosen film footage. We can guarantee you a visual and poetic feast. Tickets can be purchased through iticket and you can contact Girls on Key with accessibility enquiries, as this event is upstairs and will require assistance.



Mixed Media Bookmaking Workshop

23–24 February, 10am–2pm

Studio One Toi Tu
1 Ponsonby Road, Auckland


Create a hardcover, hand-sewn book in the ‘scrappy’ style of Zee Southcombe, mixed media artist and author. This is a two-day workshop where you will learn the precious art of bookbinding/creating. On the first day, you will learn how to select pages, trim, cover, and bind your book using longstitch. You will have access to a varied range of papers (and paper sources) to reflect a unique theme. On the second day, you will explore and play with collage techniques, make pockets and envelopes, and use paper-based material to build the character of your book. 



Riverbed: Daytime Workshop with Tamariki

2 March, 11am–1pm

Art Space

Level 1, 300 Karangahape Road, Auckland


As Fiona Bradford’s exhibition, Riverbed, comes to a close, the public is invited to join the artist along with collaborator, activist and educator, Sue Bradford, for a workshop where participants will be invited to make rocks for ‘Riverbed’ while engaging in conversation with Fiona, Sue and others. Children are welcome to attend this workshop and be in the space with their parents/caregivers. Children are invited to work with clay, and there will be other activities for children available also.



Blood Water Earth

2 March – 19 May

Te Uru Waitakere Contemporay Gallery
420 Titirangi Road, Auckland


Blood Water Earth is an immersive video installation and ceramic display arising from an international indigenous collaboration between Kahnyen’kehàka artist Santee Smith (artistic director of Kaha:wi Dance Theatre) and Ngai Tahu video/dance artist Louise Potiki Bryant. Acknowledging inter-connectedness and shared experiences of indigenous women, Blood, Water, Earth places the Konkwehon:we/Mana Wahine worldview in the vanguard. This is an extremely special opportunity to see work by artists working outside of the traditional paradigm of the art world.


Words: Mya Cole