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FULL DETAILS | WEEK 1 | 15 June – 21 June

COMPLETE| 15 June – 21 June

Whau Solar – pinhole workshop

@ All Goods & Ken Maunder Park

Saturday 15 June | 10.30am – 2.30pm

This is a hands-on solargraphy workshop. We make  simple pinhole can cameras and load them with photo paper in the darkroom on site. After a break for lunch, we drive to nearby Ken Maunder Park and install the cameras along the Whau River. These will continuously expose over several weeks capturing the arc of the sun and river.  At the conclusion of the Whau Arts Festival (July 9) the cameras are collected, the results scanned and emailed to the participants.

To celebrate the process, the images will be shown at All Goods as an exhibition in September!

Jenny Tomlin is a local photographic artist interested in environmental concerns

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Lights On Avondale

@ 3-guys site

Saturday 15 June | 5 – 9pm

For the Opening event of the Whau Arts Festival 2019, where better to begin, then where it all began 5 Arts festivals ago. On the 3 guys site; AKA Plantation; AKA that big empty site in Avondale; AKA Avondale Art Park!

Light | Art | Installation | Marshmallows | Koko Samoa | Pump track | Flood lights and more

Wrap up warm, and bring your bike along to experience the 3 Guys site in a new light….at night.  To keep warm in the dark we’ll have hot Koko Samoa and roasted marshmallows.

Featuring Creature Post, their aim is to create experiences that draw people out of their everyday reality, expanding the realms of physical possibility with light, sound and theatre.

“This year we look to celebrate our local neighbourhood by lighting up the letters in the iconic ‘Avondale’ mural in the heart of the village, drawing inspiration from the original artwork, the local community, and geography.”



Roast dinner and Movie night

@ JC Ryders

Sunday 16 June | 5.30 – 9.30pm

We are proud to bring you a night at the movies: Roast meal and screening of two short films and a feature length film at JC Ryders.  Films include ‘I Have Curls’, ‘Uapōifalemalu’ and ‘Vai’.