Eggs-clusive new eatery opens in Karangahape Road’s St Kevin’s Arcade. Single ingredient eateries are the world’s newest fad and New Zealand is no exception. As the title might suggest to you this is an all-egg eatery, or egg-based at least. Before the vegans out there stop reading, they do offer a vegan option, BLAT with coconut bacon, spinach, avocado, tomato and ‘Wise Boys’ vegan aioli. The rest of their menu sounds delicious too and to make it even better all of their eggs and bacon are free-range and all the packaging is compostable! Get along before there are lines around the block.
The name of this year’s photography festival is ‘Control’, a title which seems more apt everyday. We live in a society where this is an issue that needs to be considered and talked about and AFP is facilitating this through the main exhibitions that will happen in Auckland. The main hub will be Silo Park in Wynyard Quarter and will feature work and presentations from artists such as award-winning US photojournalist Maggie Steber, Argentinian artist Alejandro Chaskielberg and leading German political photographer Herlinde Koelbl. (Featured image: Jacob Burge, see more of his work here.)
The most exciting dance festival in New Zealand, showcasing diverse, fresh talent with ideas from all around the Pacific. The festival is in its third year and has expanded to include live performances, workshops, a film screening, and a Pacific dance costume exhibition. A beautiful example of the rich Pacific community and culture that lives in Auckland that should be appreciated by all. I am personally most excited for the debut of Bionica (pictured above) from artist Jacob Tamata of leading arts collective COVEN, produced by FAFSWAG. Rako Pasefika will also be making their debut trip to New Zealand from Fiji with a multimedia, multiform, performance installation.
A show by multi-award-winning theatre company, A Slightly Isolated Dogare. They are raising funds for their impending trip and debut to Edinburgh, so come to this show, give them a hand and have your fix of laughter. Don Juan is the story of a legendary, fictional libertine and in this instance is told by five riotous performers who will place you in the centre of the action. Anything can happen.
The Winter Art Book Fair
June 7 / 6pm-11pm Strange Haven, 281 Karangahape Rd, Auckland
A chance to see, touch, buy and sell independently made art books in Auckland. Held on the first Thursday of the cold season, The Winter Art Book Fair is not to be missed. The books presented will all be beautifully crafted and many will be limited editions so this will be a truly special and important event for those who appreciate diverse bodies of work sharing the same space. This is a free event so there is no excuse to not go along and see what our talented book crafting community has to offer.
Gordon Walters: New Vision
June 7 – 4 November Auckland Art Gallery, Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley St, Auckland
Considered one of Aotearoa’s most influential modernist painters, New Vision is a kind of retrospective on Walter’s complete body of work. Drawing from a plethora of public and private collections across Aotearoa, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get an in-depth look into Walter’s process and finished products from the beginning. The original black and white koru paintings of the 1960s are brought back together for the first time and are shown alongside never-before-seen paintings, studies and notebooks.
Art Lovers’ Film Night: Caravaggio – The Soul and the Blood
A film about Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, a painter prophetic of the baroque era. An exciting and unsettling cinematic journey through the life, work and torments of Caravaggio. Light and shadow, contrasts and contradictions, genius and intemperance distinguish his existence and his art. A narrative and visual excursus, filmed in: Milan, Florence, Rome, Naples and Malta.
Join Mercy Hospice for their annual degustation and have the chance to sample food from some of the finest kitchens in Auckland. Dining in the ballroom of the luxury Cordis Hotel, not only will you be served a delicious array of meals, each one will come matched with a unique wine from one of 10 wine cellars, sourced from all over New Zealand. A long lunch is the perfect cure for mid-winter blues, so why not support a good cause while you’re at it?
A-Z Charcoal Drawing One Day workshop with Han Nae Kim
This is your chance to take part in an intensive drawing workshop that is aimed at all ages and all levels, from beginners to advanced. Drawing is an invaluable skill to have and it is never too late to begin developing it. During this intensive workshop you will be taught how to translate your ideas onto paper through a range of different drawing methodologies. All the materials are included for the class so you won’t need to worry about bringing anything along. $65 per person.
Coeliac Awareness Week
This is a week dedicated to removing the stigma around being coeliac and raising awareness that it is a real disease not just a diet trend. This is a week created by Coeliac New Zealand who believe there needs to be more access and education around what coeliac disease is. Coeliac New Zealand also offers support and practical advice to those of all ages with coeliac disease, and it’s Dining Out Programme provides training and independent accreditation for the hospitality and catering industry to ensure gluten-free food is produced and served safely.