Searching for Gottfried Lindauer portraits
It is estimated there are more than 100 original paintings by the prolific 19th-century portraitist yet to be discovered.
The eyes of the god, Tāwhirimātea
In celebration of Matariki Festival 2016 Auckland Libraries has created a short video that tells the story of the dawning of the Māori new year. This story is one version of many different interpretations of Matariki.
Council integrating arts and culture into everyday life
For the first time since council amalgamation, a wide snapshot across the council family is capturing the range of arts and culture activity from its many departments and council controlled organisations.
Celebrating cultural identity with visual artist, Peata Larkin
Peata Larkin is referencing traditional Māori motifs to create innovative and sought after paintings that celebrate our unique identity.
A new look arts centre for Howick
On 11 June, Howick’s Uxbridge Arts Centre reopened after a year long redevelopment, realising the community’s vision for a fit for purpose arts and culture facility.
Seeking new stories of the old west
The Waitākere Ranges Local Board is seeking original research for a new heritage conference focused on West Auckland’s history, called New Stories of the Old West.
Māori Language Week goes POP
POPPING and piquing public interest on Queens Wharf to celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori.
Hearts of the City: Sara Hughes
Like a sun burst, this heart is exploding with everything life has to offer. Sara hopes that its rays will be positive and life affirming to passersby.
Contemporary Conversations – The Chartwell Show
Join our weekly 30-minute guided conversations with a volunteer guide to learn more about the contemporary artworks on display.
Walls to Live Beside, Rooms to Own: The Chartwell Show
This free exhibition is a response to our relationship to life at home, which has been impacted during the global pandemic.
Birkenhead Repair Cafe - EcoFest
Please bring anything you need to be fixed to your broken item, such as a new zip or plug attachment.
He Wai – EcoFest
This performance includes folk, soul, haka, and jazz elements to bring audiences of all ages together to celebrate the natural world surrounding us.
Indigenous Australian dot painting and dreamtime
Get creative and design your own abstract dot painting to tell your story.
Large Scale Eco Drawing
Learn how to prepare your chosen working surfaces, including canvas, recycled cotton sheets and large card off-cuts.
Pop-up vintage photography studio
Learn more about this technique and watch as the alchemic process magically makes images appear on the plate.