Artweek returns from 10-18 October and Newmarket is the place to be for all kinds of creative events. From artist talks, to tours, gallery openings and much more we have your guide to Artweek 2020, right here.
Street Art Tours
Free for Artweek, these regular Art Precinct walks allow you to explore with other art lovers and an expert guide. Visit streetartearoa.nz for booking details.
Free for Artweek, explore the Art Precinct with other art lovers and an expert guide.
14 Oct, 11am-1pm. Visit artexplore.co.nz for booking details.
Artweek by Cycle
Explore the very best of Artweek with a guided e-bike tour, exploring Auckland and taking in art for free!
10 Oct 9am-12.30pm & 1pm-4.30pm. Pre-register at mercury.co.nz/artweek.
Illustrators for Gianni Roadari – Italian Excellence
Gianni Rodari’s children’s literature is among some of the world’s most loved, his work including fairy tales, nursery rhymes and novels. This exhibtion looks at some of the artists who in the last fifty years have illustrated Roadri’s texts. Newmarket Station Studio 1, Station Square. 17-24 Oct, 10am-4pm
Still Life Drawing
Celebrate Artweek with the whole family with this drop-in still life drawing activity at Highwic. Drawing materials will be provided.
Highwic, 40 Gillies Ave. 17 & 18 Oct, 10:30am-4.30pm, Adults $10, Child Free
Scott Eady– Images of Love
Internationally recognised New Zealand artist presents his vibrant and whimsical works alongside the Steinway SPIRIO grand piano.
Lewis Eady, 75 Great South Road. 12-17 Oct, Opening 10 Oct 7.30pm-9m. RSVP through Eventbrite
Kusam Fausett – Stories from the ART ROOM
A culmination of stories from time spent in the ART ROOM, where the artist’s everyday experiences overflow into his own practice.
Drapers Fabrics, 394 Khyber Pass Road 10-18 Oct
Death Drawing at Highwic
Immerse yourself in a life drawing experience at Highwic, Auckland’s favourite gothic mansion. Open to all adult pencil holders, featuring two experienced life models who will pose while you create your masterpiece to take home. Ticket includes materials, drinks and canapes.
Highwic, 40 Gillies Ave 10 Oct, 7pm, $75pp
A love of nature inspires Niels Meyer-Westfeld artistically to draw the flora and fauna which surrounds him in New Zealand.
Exhibitions Gallery, 19A Osborne Street. 22 Sept-18 Oct, Opening 22 Sept 6pm-8pm RSVP to auckland@ exhibitionsgallery.co.nz
Prue MacDougall – Atlas Pacifica
View the extraordinary print work by Prue MacDougall, and hear her inspiration behind the exhibition along with a demonstration on the process behind intaglio etching at the Artist Talk.
Railway Street Gallery, 8 Railway Street. 15 Oct – 3 Nov, Opening 15 Oct 5pm- 8pm, Artist Talk 17 & 18 Oct 10am
View Peter Atkinson’s Metallurgy exhibition or join in on a discussion with the artist to uncover the techniques and symbolism within his exquisitely painted canvases.
Railway Street Gallery, 8 Railway Street Opening 24 Sep, 5pm-8pm Artist Talk 10 Oct, 2.30pm
Brendan McGorry – When the Storm Ends
Famous historic paintings reworked into modern scenarios and local landscapes, Brendan McGorry’s exhibition is a must see.
Sanderson Contemporary, Osborne Lane. Artist Talk and Opening 17 Oct 10.30am-1pm, Exhibition 13 Oct – 8 Nov
An exploration of the over-looked and understated beauty of the common place and unremarkable household items that reside in Damien’s studio, transformed into paintings.
Sanderson Contemporary, Osborne Lane 13 Oct-8 Nov, Opening 17 Oct 11am-1pm