What’s On!

4—30 Oct
Black Door Gallery
251 Parnell Rd

We Are Luminaries

We Are Luminaries will bring together leading artists from across Australasia, treating you to an array of exemplary contemporary glass works. Come and experience the work of artists who have mastered the challenging and rewarding medium of glass. The title of this exhibition acknowledges the unique physical qualities of the glass medium, a material unparalleled for its ability to transform light. Further, the term ‘Luminaries’ refers to those inspirational and pioneering individuals who are leading lights in their field. The selected artists of this exhibition are luminaries in the field of glass, creating high calibre contemporary works of art that are sure to amaze and inspire. Exhibition Preview will be on 4 October from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

10 Oct
8 pm
33 Mount Eden Rd

Kamasi Washington

West Coast jazz visionary Kamasi Washington returns to New Zealand for one very special show at Auckland’s Powerstation on 10 October. His mass appeal continues to grow, drawing vibrant, multi-ethnic and multi-generational crowds with tour stops at the world’s most prominent festivals such as Coachella, Glastonbury, Fuji Rock, Bonnaroo and Primavera, while also releasing his latest offering, Heaven and Earth, in 2018. Washington will be bringing his epic brand of jazz to Kiwi audiences off the back of a huge northern hemisphere run, alongside legend Herbie Hancock. Buy tickets at livenation.co.nz

5—6 Oct 6:30 pm
Q Theatre
305 Queen St

Not Odd Human

Sam Coren (Hofesh Shechter Company) is an award-winning performer, choreographer and movement director based in London who has come to Aotearoa to create a new work with graduating contemporary students of the New Zealand School of Dance. As a performer Sam has worked with global leading dance and theatre companies including Jasmin Vardimon Company and Clod Ensemble, and spent five years as a senior member of Hofesh Shechter Company. Sam brings an innovative perspective and movement style to this work, performed by the next generation of dance artists. This fresh style of movement provides a unique viewpoint on how the human body tells stories. For tickets to this performance you can visit nz.patronbase.com

12 Oct 10:30 am
Mangere Arts Centre
Corner of Orly Ave and Bader Dr, Mangere

خانه Home

This exhibition celebrates the work of a small section of Auckland’s Muslim migrant communities through textiles and skilled crafts. It presents slow design as a means of appreciation, authenticity and knowledge. It grew out of the women’s collective who use textile and crafts, based at the Māngere  East Community Centre. They share their skills and textile craft alongside a social enterprise Companion Co-design, which celebrates cross-cultural co-creating. Companion Co-design creates furniture and textile items with migrants and former refugees. The exhibition features an abundance of embellished found and foraged textiles, new works and explores what is lost and what is gained in moments of cross-cultural translation. The exhibition opens on Thursday 12 October at


, and all are welcome! If you come along on opening day you’ll also enjoy the Māngere Migrant Craft Market.

12 Oct
Mangere Arts Centre
Corner of Orly Ave and Bader Dr, Mangere

Māngere Migrant Craft Market

This Market is held in association with the exhibition, Home, which opens on the same day. It celebrates the culture of local Muslim communities in Māngere–Ōtāhuhu and in the wider Auckland region. A local migrant women’s group, Companion Co-Design, Al-Madinah School and Zayad College for Girls will present artwork, crafts, food and performance. Items will be for sale; cash only please.

19 Oct
Raynham Park
145 Karangahape Rd

Garden Of Celebration

An experimental day of celebration including workshops, exhibitions and performances. Jang Huddle launches Garden of Celebration, featuring a range of artists including: Hans, Imugi, Tei, Alexa Casino, Lion Dixon, Bb girl, Cindy Jang, KC and many more. A garden is for all to come and appreciate, you don’t have to be an expert, you just have to be open and willing to new experiences. Our mission is to create a platform for minority groups in Aotearoa to share their stories and their experiences in a safe and welcoming environment. We will be sowing seeds of change, acceptance and understanding with this community-focused event. For more information visit the Facebook event page.

19—20 Oct
Aotea Centre
Aotea Square

Masina Returning Home

When Sina awakes on a mystical, ancient beach, she has no idea how she got there. How will she find her way back? What is her connection to Masina? Using words, song, music and dance including multi-sensory props and experiences, follow Sina and her exploration into reconnecting back to the land, her history and her future. Please note: There will be a third performance of Masina Returning Home strictly for children up to the age of 18 who have PMLD (profound and multiple learning disabilities). It is a multi-sensory and interactive show that is presented to meet the needs of this specific audience and each audience member must have a support person with them throughout. Up to two siblings are also welcome to attend. Please note there is no workshop following this performance. To book for this specific performance, please contact [email protected] to obtain a password link. You can buy tickets at the Auckland Live website.

20 Oct
Auckland Art Gallery
Corner Kitchener and Wellesley St

NZ Bush Embroidery Workshop with Fleur Woods

After two sold-out workshops in March, Nelson-based contemporary stitch artist Fleur Woods comes back to Auckland for another day filled with craft, art, mindfulness and fun. This time, she will teach you an array of stitches and timeless techniques to create a textured, ‘forest floor’ embroidery artwork that pays homage to Aotearoa’s native bush. Each workshop is tailored to the participant’s experience level and stitching goals. Tickets include coffee, tea and refreshments and all materials. You get to take home your hoop, needles, threads and linen, so you can keep going once you’ve got the stitch bug! For tickets and further info please visit the Eventfinda website.

23—26 Oct
100 Motions Rd

Au Ko Tuvalu

Written and directed by Tavita Nielsen-Mamea, Au Ko Tuvalu takes the audience to Tuvalu, the homeland of the world’s first climate change refugees, now on its final day of evacuations…

Sitting just metres above sea level, the rising seas are dangerously lapping at the door step of three siblings, who must pack up their lives and flee to “Niu Sila” Aotearoa. Although Maleko and Lifa try to look to the future and their new lives, Fetau finds it hard to say goodbye… Au Ko Tuvalu follows a family watching their history, culture, and beloved homeland swept away in front of their eyes. Au Ko Tuvalu – I Am Tuvalu. Buy tickets at tapac.org.nz

5 Nov
6:30 pm
Art and Object
3 Abbey St

Auction: The Marti & Gerrard Friedlander Collection

Art+Object is delighted to announce we will be offering the collection of one of the country’s most celebrated and respected photographers on 5 November. The catalogue, exhibition and auction will offer collectors an unprecedented glimpse into the personal art collection of the late Marti Friedlander (1928–2016) and her husband, Gerrard. Friedlander photographed the people of New Zealand from the 1960s up until her passing. She brought an immigrant’s perspective to her adopted country, holding a mirror up to New Zealanders so as we could see and appreciate ourselves. She is particularly renowned for her images of Maori women and for her portraits of artists in the 1960s and 1970s, many whom she became close friends with and who feature in her art collection. The collection includes major works by: Ralph Hotere, Colin McCahon, Tony Fomison, Rosalie Gascoigne, Patricia France, Toss Woollaston and Philip Clairmont, alongside photographs by Bill Brandt and Marti Friedlander herself.