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Whau Arts Festival 2019 | PROGRAMME

15 JUNE – 7 JULY 2019

Winter is here… and so is the Whau Arts Festival 2019. This year we’re changing things up (I know, we say that every year); different locations, new artists (and some old pals), and this year we are running our events, workshops, happenings and exhibitions over a mammoth 4 weeks!  Hey, why not!

Some things haven’t changed though: we’re still excited about presenting a wide range of unexpected, experimental artistic collaborations from a whole range of pretty choice people. Plus, there’s a house warming at All Goods – Whau The People’s new art space – right in the middle of it all.

So, the guts of it are: From the 15 June through to the 7 July, we are embracing the cold, wet-weather season with something for everyone over the month-long winter arts festival. Each week will feature events including a film screening, performance, theatre, a house warming and an interactive snow dome.  During the week, there are free whānau-friendly public workshops where you can get stuck into making and exhibitions will be running throughout Avondale. Inside and out and there will be surprise happenings in unexpected places at unexpected times!

See you there! And there….and there, and THERE!

Artists include:

Zeros | Tim Danko | Mandy Patmore | Kim Baldwin and Lakshman Anandanayagam of Creaturepost | Eric Ngan and Urban Sketchers | Mia Straka | Melodownz | John J Johnston | Janet Lilo | Nina Patel and Kathy Waghorn of Hoop-la | Jenny Tomlin | Paul Walsh | Numa Mackenzie | Jean Stewart | Nate the Blacksmith | Maria Vai | Ekarasa Doblanovic | HyunJin Yun and Robin de Haan | Gemishka Chetty and Aiwa Pooamorn of Creative Creatures | Christina Houghton and Melissa Laing | Tessa Guildford of Avondale Ceramics | William Bardebes and Emma Smith | Evelyn White | Waipuia Taylor and roopu and more…


*click on each happening in red to learn more

WEEK 2 | 22 June – 28 June

Saturday 22 June | 1 – 3 @Avondale Library
Workshop and exhibition with Artist Ekarasa Doblanovic

Saturday 22 June | 10 – 3 in Avondale
Sketching and lunch with Urban Sketchers

Saturday 22 June | 2pm @All Goods
Jean Stewart will begin painting our Local Hero!

Saturday 22 June | 5pm @All Goods
HOUSE WARMING and Opening of Mandy Patmore’s solo exhibition at All Goods!  With musician Melodownz, kai, Nate the blacksmith and more it will be a night to remember!

Sunday 23 June | 2pm @All Goods
look…. wow …now!* with Zeros and Tim Danko

WEEK 3 | 29 June – 5 June

Saturday 29 June | we’re back at the 3 guys site featuring a SNOW DOME (yes real snow!!!) and an army of Um Bre La walkers to lead you there.

WEEK 4 | 6 July

Saturday 6 July | GO HOME CURRY MUNCHA featuring angry brown Asian women who dare to rock the boat. They will burn your tongue off! This is a rudely spicy show, here to make waves on the waters in the Whau…



Saturday 15 June – 7 July

Mandy Patmore @ All Goods

John J Johnston @ Te Whau cafe

Ekarasa @ Avondale Library

Paul Walsh @ Cosmopolitan Village

Numa MacKenzie @ Electric box

Hoopla flags @ Great North Rd

Jenny Tomlin’s pinhole cameras @ Whau River

Hyunjin and Robin @ All Goods

Community maker space @ All Goods


The Whau Arts Festival 2019 acknowledges the amazing support of our Whau Local Board and Panuku Auckland Development

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