ARTWEEK Auckland is a visual arts festival building on the foundations of expertise provided by galleries, both public and private across Auckland. Arts professionals collectively curate and facilitate events and installations to create a dynamic and exciting “week” showcasing our amazing visual arts community.
With activations taking place in eight different precincts, including Auckland’s Heart of the City, Newmarket, Ponsonby, Arch Hill / Uptown, Parnell, Karangahape Road and Devonport, there are also satellite events in the South, West and North Shore.
Walking Tours allow for participants to visit galleries, pop up spaces, public artworks, corporate collections and much more – or if you wish to partake on a 10km round trip Tours by Bike, granting an opportunity to take in Auckland’s many sights and visiting galleries along the way.
ARTWEEK also offers a level of interactivity and tutorial throughout 2014 presenting masterclasses and workshops on collecting art and expressing your opinions through creative writing.
All events are free and everyone is welcome.
This year ARTIS Gallery has installed a temporary sculpture by Auckland artist Anah Dunsheath, Inside Outside, in front of the Gallery at 280 Parnell Road. The sculpture will be on display for the duration of Artweek, 10 – 19 October.
ARTIS Gallery is also delighted to present a new collection of works by Roy Good & JS Parker. The exhibition, Recent Paintings opens on Tuesday the 14th of October.