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Arts 20 May 2022

120,000+ return to city centre on Fridays and Saturdays in May

Fridays and Saturdays in May saw the highest consistent numbers of people coming to the city centre - Karangahape Road to the waterfront - since before Auckland’s August 2021 lockdown.

Development 12 May 2022

City centre beats the blues with City of Colour

Polished and ready to welcome returning Aucklanders, City of Colour brings more than 50 light and art installations to the city centre from 6 to 22 May.

Development 5 May 2022

New artist’s impressions show Myers Park metamorphosis

Auckland Council has unveiled the artist’s impressions of a groundbreaking new work of public art set to transform a utilitarian underpass at the northern end of Myers Park into an interactive experience of light and sound.

Food / Drink 2 May 2022

World-class arts, eats and beats are back on the menu at Elemental AKL

Auckland’s favourite mid-year festival, Elemental AKL returns this July with a sensational season of curated experiences celebrating the unique culture, cuisine, and creativity of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

Arts 28 Apr 2022

Journey from utilitarian underpass to ground-breaking art

Auckland Council’s Public Art team and Development Programme Office have worked side by side with artist Graham Tipene (Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei) and his team of talented mana whenua creatives and Warren and Mahoney architects to create an extraordinary artwork; unique in New Zealand, if not the world.

Arts 27 Apr 2022

Regional Arts and Culture Grant supports arts sector during challenging times

Regional Arts and Culture Grant funding has been allocated to support Tāmaki Makaurau's arts sector.

Arts 6 Dec 2021

Explore art in the open air with a geo-location tool to guide you

Plan your own personal art tour at He Kohinga Toi and discover our city through a new lens this summer.

Summer 1 Dec 2021

Sculpture in the Gardens returns for summer

After a year and a half of planning, The Friends of Auckland Council's Botanic Gardens are pleased to announce the 8th Sculpture in the Gardens exhibition will open on 11 December 2021.

City Centre Waterfront 16 Nov 2021

Creating art through cleaning – a Christmas makeover coming to Nelson Street laneway

A new creative artwork will emerge in the Nelson Street laneway just in time for Christmas.

Event postponed
Arts 11 Aug 2021

Fashion Week vibrancy spills into Auckland's streets and squares

Aucklanders are invited to an exciting schedule of free events wrapped around NZ Fashion Week, which kicks off on 24 August.

Waste 5 Aug 2021

Iconic event brings zero waste to center stage

The ASB Polyfest Auckland Secondary Schools Māori & Pacific Islands Cultural Festival has succeeded in saving tonnes of waste from going into landfill.

Arts 5 May 2021

Mural celebrating culture and diversity adds colour to Tāmaki Makaurau street

Local artists and tertiary art students have collaborated to create a new piece of large-scale art that celebrates the culture and diversity of Tāmaki Makaurau.

Arts 15 Apr 2021

Going West Festival launches ‘Different Out Loud’ season

Going West Festival has announced a brand-new approach to celebrating live poetry with Different Out Loud, a collection of thoughtful video collaborations between Aotearoa poets and filmmakers.

Arts 14 Apr 2021

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki takes Māori art to the world with release of new virtual tour

Auckland Art Gallery has released a multi-sensory and immersive virtual tour of Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art enabling people everywhere to enjoy highlights of the groundbreaking exhibition.

Arts 13 Apr 2021

Poetry inspired by nature, made with nature

Elizabeth Welsh, recently announced as Auckland Council’s Artist in Residence for 2021, wants to quite literally bring a piece of Āwhitu to her poetry.

Arts 25 Mar 2021

Lockdown collaboration project to be permanent part of oral history collection for Auckland Council Libraries

A collaboration project between Auckland Libraries and Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage launches a five-part podcast series today to commemorate one year since the level four lockdown.