What's On at Northart in March
White Night at Northart
Saturday 12 March, 5pm – late
Northart’s celebration of the Auckland Art Festival’s hugely popular White Night will be a truly multicultural affair. Opening that evening is Faka Fo`ou (New Life), a series of three exhibitions by six Tongan artists, and In-Stock, featuring the work of six of the North Shore’s most accomplished artists (see show details below). All of them will be in attendance and entertainment will be provided in the early evening by Birkenhead College Jazz Band with their unique mix of jazz, blues and funk, and at around 9pm there will be a stunning performance by the legendary new wave Korean music group, Noreum Machi.
Join us for this very special evening of music, art, culture and food!
OPENING 12 MARCH - IN-STOCK
Runs until 31 March
A rare opportunity to see recent and not so recent work from six of the North Shore’s best-known artists – Robert Ellis, Ross Ritchie, John Oxborough, Karl Armundson, Frank van Schaik and Garry Currin – in one show.
OPENING 12 MARCH - FAKA FO`OU (NEW LIFE)
Runs until 31 March
Further opening event on 13 March at 5pm
This exciting series of three shows explores aspects of contemporary Tongan culture through film making, photography, painting and tapa.
In Falevai Flava (First Glimpse)tapa artists Tui Emma Gillies and Sulieti Fieme’a Burrows show their exquisite ngatu, kupesi and other small works.
In 2 Phazed, Emily Mafile'o and Tevita Latu explore their 'perfection of reality' through a collaboration of photography and mixed media painting.
And direct from the 2015 Nuku’alofa Film Festival, Digital Fananga features two short films by Vea Mafile'o and Jeremiah Tauamiti based on Pasifika myths, legends and beliefs.
IN THE WINDOWS
14 STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Runs until 29 March
In the lead up to Easter, Northart invites 14 established and emerging artists to present their interpretations of the Stations of the Cross. This traditional Lenten meditation on the last hours of Christ’s suffering and death is installed in Northart’s window spaces, creating a walk-by exhibition that can be viewed during the day or under lights at night.
WORKSHOP - TAPA MAKING
20 March 2pm – 4pm
$45 incl gst
Join tutors Tui Emma Gillies and Sulieti Fieme’a Burrows to learn the art of tapa making in this hands-on workshop. Email here to book and arrange payment to secure your place. Additional $10 materials cost payable to the tutors at the start of the course.