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Into the Underworld

09 Dec 2017 - 24 Dec 2017


Saturday 9 December 2017, 12.00pm - Sunday 24 December 2017, 9.00pm

Exhibition open from 12pm until late (until 9pm weekdays, until midnight from 21-23 Dec)


Silo 6, Jellicoe Street, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland CBD

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Book to join the opening on Friday 8 December, 6.30pm (includes refreshments and canapes): $15



Beneath the banality of Auckland’s sprawling suburbia, there lies an ancient subterranean world.

Into the Underworld is an art-science collaboration between digital artist Chirag Jindal and speleologist Peter Crossley, and follows two years of advanced 3D scanning research into the lava caves under the suburbs of Mount Albert, Three Kings, Mount Eden, Mangere and One Tree Hill.

For three weeks only in December, the caves will be presented in an exhibition of immersive panoramic prints, moving images and 3D-printed models, revealing the sublime and uncanny narrative of the city’s volcanic underground.

The exhibition will also feature screenings of Meet Peter, a 2017 fresh shorts documentary by filmmaker Gemma Duncan on Peter and his life documenting over 200 caves across the city. Through artful cinematography, the film accounts the derelict state of these forgotten sites, but frames them within the beauty of their fossilised lava flows.