Looking for something to do in March? Expand your mind and experience these art and music events around the North Island. Here our a top picks that you, your family and friends can enjoy and talk about. If you’re interested in showcasing your event contact, firstname.lastname@example.org
ART EXHIBITION / POCKET HISTORIES / 10 FEB – 13 MAY
Pocket Histories — developed in collaboration between curator Ioana Gordon-Smith and artist Imogen Taylor as the latter’s McCahon House post-residency exhibition — considers the sampling of modernism in the work of three artists. Together, these works show a clear interest in formal geometric play; the push, pull and fit of volume, shapes, curves, colour. Modernism might be understood then as providing for these artists a series of compositional opportunities.
10 Feb – 13 MAY 2018 / 10AM – 4:30PM Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery / 420 Titirangi Rd, Titirangi
ART, MUSIC, PERFORMANCE & FILM EXHIBITION / FROM SCRATCH: 546 MOONS / 03 MAR–27 MAY
Formed in 1974, From Scratch has performed to wide acclaim around the world with their distinctive invented instruments. Their timeless works span art, music, performance and film, inspired by an egalitarian approach to working, and with strong connections to the sounds, cycles and geological rhythms of their home in Aotearoa and the Pacific. The group’s much anticipated return includes an interactive survey exhibition and concert series fuelled with fresh direction and surprises.
3 MAR – 27 MAY 2018 / 10AM – 4:30PM Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery / 420 Titirangi RD, Titirangi
ART EVENT / HOUSE OF MIRRORS / 08 MAR- 25 MAR
A feast for the eyes, House of Mirrors is also the ultimate selfie sensation. But in a world consumed by digital technology, perhaps its greatest special effect is the extraordinary optical illusion it achieves through real, tangible spaces. An open-air installation, this impressive structure is very much an outdoor experience, and will incorporate the light and weather of the surrounding Auckland environment, among other surprises, for those venturing inside its walls.
Tickets available on the day at the Festival Playground. WEEKDAYS 12PM – 10PM / WEEKENDS 10AM – 10PM. Silo Park, Beaumont St & Jellicoe St, Auckland. GA $12.50
ART EXHIBITION / THE WHANGANUI ARTS REVIEW CELEBRATES 30 YEARS / 09 MAR-13 MAY
This year the Whanganui Arts Review celebrates its 30th year and the fact that it is the longest serving public arts review in the country. As an acknowledgement of this important anniversary and to celebrate the exciting future now assured for the original Sarjeant Gallery building in Pukenamu Queens Park, the Sarjeant itself is delighted to present and sponsor the event this year which is named the 2018 Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare O Rehua Whanganui Arts Review.
OPENING: FRI 9 MAR 2018 / 6PM – 8pm 10 MAR – 13 MAY 2018 / 5PM – 8pm SARJENT ON THE QUAY, 38 TAUPO QUAY, WHANGANUI
Unfortunately, the King Krule show is now sold out!
MUSIC PERFORMANCE / KING KRULE / 12 MAR
With a willingness to experiment and cross-pollinate genres, Marshall is redefining what it means to make punk music – or soul, R&B, jazz, hip hop, darkwave, slacker beat poetry, or indie rock, for that matter. Alongside his sublime guitar playing, his distinctive baritone voice adds another layer to his cult underground status, forged, along with his undisputed creative genius, with the critically acclaimed, statement-making debut album 6 Feet Beneath the Moon. This is a rain, hail or shine outdoor standing event.
Mon 12 Mar 2018 / 8 PM (2HR Duration) Festival Playground Music Arena Beaumont St & Jellicoe St, Auckland. GA $59.00