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Exhibition | Jonathan Grant Gallery | Justin Boroughs

Auckland Landscapes Exhibition: 22 October – 11 November “The subject of this exhibition is landscapes around Auckland – landscapes that I know well and love. I consider myself an Aucklander, having come here to go to Elam School of Fine Arts in the 1970’s – …

Exhibition | Artis Gallery | Fatu Feu’u

Ola Exhibition: 20 October – 8 November If artists and writers are, as Fatu Feu‘u says, keepers of history and custodians of old stories yearning to be told anew, then he is uniquely qualified for this responsibility. He is the celebrated ‘Father of contemporary Pacific …

Top spots in Parnell to long lunch

As we get closer to the end of the year, work meetings are shifting from planning over cups of coffee at a local café to celebrating grand achievements with flutes of champagne at Auckland’s finest restaurants. The season of long lunches is upon us and …

NZ Herald | Crime groups targeting affluent areas

Shoplifting and anti-social criminal behaviour impacting retail businesses are increasing across Auckland town centres. Newmarket, Parnell, Ponsonby and even Karangahape Rd are among the latest city fringe “hotspots” that have been tackling increased crime over the past six months. Theft to order was “rampant” throughout …

World record price paid for Banksy at IAC auction

A Banksy artwork set a world record earlier this month at International Art Centre, fetching a whopping $126,000 – twice what is was predicted to reach. The work, Have A Nice Day, was expected to fetch $60,000 at a sale of collectable art at the …

NZ Herald | Seymour and Swarbrick on a telling night in Parnell

OPINION It was a small-business meeting in Parnell on Wednesday night, hosted by the Parnell Business Association, and what they all wanted to know was: when will it end? Not the election campaign, although maybe that too. They meant the Covid crisis. “Give us a …

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 …

Digital Skills in the Workplace course free of charge thanks to The Mind Lab

Workers and small business owners worried about falling behind in a rapidly changing digital world have been thrown a lifeline by award-winning educator The Mind Lab. As recently published in the NZ Herald, The Mindlab are offering their The Digital Skills in the Workplace course …