Parnell has the most galleries on one street in Auckland. This ARTWEEK offers a variety of free art exhibitions, demonstrations, walks, talks, cycle excursions and activities, but in a distinctly Parnell way.
Feed your soul, nourish your mind and engage in a visit to one of Parnell’s galleries to see an exciting range of exhibitions as many of the galleries take the opportunity to combine with Parnell’s Art of Food to showcase a diverse range of culinary related art.
Kicking off bright and early on 8 October is an art tour from the comfort of bike seat, as you explore the very best of Artweek (bookings are essential). At 11.00am, Parnell Gallery invites you to hear the chef and the artist collaborate in a pastorally inspired talk, ‘Pasture to Paper’. Art meets Japanese cooking with Rainbow dumpling making classes at 10am at Sachie’s Kitchen in St Georges Bay Road.
Studio Carolina Izzo will host 2 workshops demonstrating the techniques involved in the age-old craft of gold leafing;
Get your Sugar Rush at Black Door Gallery with a delectable table setting for an extravagant High Tea inspired installation; view Marian Fountain’s iconic sculpture, Pea Pod at Artis Gallery; engage with a group exhibition in The Art of Food at Jonathan Grant Gallery. While there sample a bespoke organic tea from the Storm & India Tea Sisters tea van.
Design students Sophie An and Barbara Gray host an interactive display called ‘Seed Bomb’. Don’t forget to check out Hannah Andersen’s playful foodie artwork at Pierre Peeters Gallery, as well as the visual story by Teresa HR Lane on show at International Art Centre. The Alvin Pankhurst gallery is showing his paintings of historical Maori carvings, Antoinette Godkin is showcasing current works by Ian Peter Weston and Kinder House have showcase an exhibition of works, Thinking of Vendres, by Geoff Tune.
and don’t forget to join us for all the excitement at the Parnell Waiters’ Race on Sunday 16th October as wait staff battle it out for the prize of a Renault Captur for a year!