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Exhibition | Parnell Gallery – Caroline Bellamy, Michelle Bellamy & Steve Bellamy

Layers of Aotearoa Exhibition: 20 October – 3 November Exhibiting together for the first time, Layers of Aotearoa brings together new paintings by sisters Caroline and Michelle Bellamy, and their father Steve Bellamy. Caroline’s large scale abstract works in oil depict the naturalistic landforms of …

Best Korean restaurants in town

Two of Parnell’s favourite restaurants Simon & Lee and Han have recently been named amongst the best Korean eateries in Auckland by Denizen. All-day eatery Simon & Lee offers modern Korean food at its most creative. with a menu that showcases classic Korean ingredients and …

Exhibition | International Art Centre – Invited Artists

Summer Salon: 19 October – 15 January 2021 A silver lining to recent global events has been the gift of time. As the pace of life slowed, many of us found ourselves looking anew at the art upon our walls. With travel plans on hold, …

Exhibition | Black Door Gallery | Rieko Woodford

Heros Exhibition: 8 – 28 October Rieko Woodford- Robinson is best known for her detailed portraits of anthropomorphic creatures, usually animals or well-loved toys. A self-taught artist and illustrator, she was born in Japan and has lived in Wellington since 1999. Her first exhibition was …

2020 Artweek in Parnell

Win $2000 towards your favourite art in Parnell. Nestled in the heart of historic Parnell you’ll find some of Auckland’s top galleries that cater to both the discerning art collector and the curious ‘art connoisseur’. Within two short blocks, you will find artworks ranging from …

Auckland Heritage Festival 2020

Uncover some of the secrets and stories of Tāmaki Makaurau with more than 150 FREE or LOW COST events across Auckland, several of which are located in Auckland’s oldest suburb Parnell. Learn about generations of famous and infamous Aucklanders, discover the stories of our oldest …

Parnell Hospo Heros Named

The much anticipated wait to see the full list of Denizen’s Hospo Heros has been released.  With a number of Parnell restaurants featuring.  Pasture won ‘Best Celebration Restaurant’ and chef and owner Ed Verner received an Honourable Mention in the ‘Most Innovative Chef’ category.  Cibo …

Exhibition | Jonathan Grant Galleries – Mervyn William

Late Harvest Exhibition: 15 September – 5 October. Recent sculpture and selected paintings, including rare early works from the artist’s collection. This exhibition will be installed in both ARTIS Gallery & Jonathan Grant Gallery. ‘Late Harvest’ is on display at Jonathan Grant Galleries 15 September …

Blue Elephant Thai Parnell Award Winners

Congratulations Blue Elephant Thai on being a Travelers’ Choice 2020 Winner! Each year, Tripadvisor combs through reviews, ratings, and ‘saves’ from travelers everywhere and use that info to award the very best. Parnell’s very own Blue Elephant Thai is part of an exclusive group of …

Exhibition | Black Door Gallery – Rachel Murphy

Sun Setting on our Land Exhibition: August and September 2020 Rachel Murphy is a Christchurch based ceramicist who produces delicate porcelain vessels that represent local landscapes. Through the incorporation of 24k gold leaf into her pieces, Murphy creates luminous works that have a sense of …

Parnell Business Association takes a stand against absentee landowner’s

A neglected and vacant building on Parnell Road was aesthetically transformed via a colourful flower window wrap as a form of community protest by constituents of the Parnell Business Association this week. Several retailers, residents and landowners joined together to place bright flower decals to …

Parnell’s Han Restaurant – One of the best vegetarian restaurants in Auckland

In a group of friends, there’s usually at least one person that is vegetarian. But whether it’s due to health reasons, moral obligations or just a matter of personal preference, somebody’s choice to be vegetarian should not mean that they miss out on what Auckland’s …