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Council news 12 Apr 2024

$1 million boost for Tāmaki Makaurau arts and culture

Forty-four arts groups and artists will receive support throughout the year ahead to help them deliver a smorgasbord of creative events and activities across Tāmaki Makaurau.

Parks / Outdoors 12 Apr 2024

Kate van der Drift announced as Auckland Council’s 2024 Artist in Residence

Auckland Council has selected Kate van der Drift as the 2024 Artist in Residence, she will take up her residency in Waitawa Regional Park later this year.

Arts 13 Mar 2024

Art, but make it public

Let’s hear it for public art! It tells stories about our history and connection to the land and ignites our sense of wonder.

City Centre Waterfront 11 Mar 2024

Ancient boulders hold contemporary objects in an extraordinary new public artwork in upper Federal Street

This week residents of Federal Street (south) will see eight large boulders and placed in their street ahead of the official unveiling and light-up of the completed artwork Lost & Found in April.

Arts 5 Mar 2024

Embrace a beginner’s mindset and learn new skills for free

Acquiring new skills is a great workout for our brains, as it improves our well-being and often provides opportunities to connect with others.

Summer 24 Jan 2024

Explore outdoor art trails

Public art in Auckland city celebrates the creativity of local artists and the diversity of Tāmaki Makaurau.

Arts 18 Dec 2023

Myers Park opens first stage of new artwork - unique in New Zealand, if not the world

This summer, Aucklanders and visitors who step into Myers Park will discover something deeply meaningful and magical.

Arts 17 Nov 2023

Holding Ground sculpture exhibition opens at Auckland Botanic Gardens

Auckland Council invites all to visit Holding Ground - an impressive indoor sculpture display featuring the works of 47 talented New Zealand artists!

Arts 8 Nov 2023

Tessa Harris helps shape public spaces in Tāmaki Makaurau with her art

From Karangahape Road to Te Wānanga on Quay Street, Tessa Harris (Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki) walks around Auckland and sees an increasing amount of her own art and that of fellow Māori artists embedded in the city’s architecture and prominent places.

Arts 18 Sep 2023

Auckland Council marks 130 years of Women’s Suffrage

On 19 September 1893, New Zealand made history by becoming the first self-governing country to grant women the right to vote in parliamentary elections.

Arts 7 Jul 2023

Auckland Council reveals new public art installations

Auckland Council unveils the first production of artwork funded from Auckland Council’s Public Art Regional budget since 2020.

Kids / Family 6 Jul 2023

Five ways to beat the winter blues

It might be dark and dreary outside, but these mood-boosting activities can help you beat the blues this winter.

Community 18 May 2023

Funding supports regional arts and culture and community wellbeing

Auckland Council’s Planning, Environment and Parks Committee has approved 37 applications for grants totalling $661,130 through the Regional Arts and Culture grants programme and Ngā Hapori Momoho/Thriving Communities grants programme. 

Arts 13 Apr 2023

Get creative and give pottery a spin

Keen to get your hands dirty and try something new? Sign up for a pottery class at your local arts centre.

Arts 28 Feb 2023

Experience Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki / Auckland Arts Festival for free

There’s truly something for everyone at AAF 2023, with nearly 120 ticketed events ranging from music, dance, theatre, visual arts, cabaret, circus and more.