White Night - CBD

 Auckland CBD

From the Festival Garden in Aotea Square down to Queen's Wharf and Silo Park via an alphabet of artists and arts venues, Auckland's CBD takes you on a tantalizing trail to places you've never been.

Anna Miles EditANNA MILES GALLERY annamilesgallery.com / 377 4788.
(Suite 4J, 47 High Street)

Room of Wonder A sumptuous nocturnal display of jewels by Octavia Cook, with new photographs by Solomon Mortimer. Best access to the gallery is from 47 High St. Head down the passage alongside Tatty's and take the lift to 4. If lost, please phone the gallery and we will assist with directions. 6pm to 10pm.


Antoinette Godkin GalleryANTOINETTE GODKIN GALLERY antoinettegodkin.co.nz / 309 0310.
(1st Floor, 28 Lorne Street)

Lamp Black Madder Rose Works by Marie Le Lievre. Le Lievre's application of paint is rich, dense, nuanced, and as technically considered as it appears the product of chance. Her inspiration runs the gamut from New York School Abstract Expressionism to Paris School Tachisme. Her relentless energy and obsessive attention to detail is central to the arresting works she creates.


Bledisloe Walkway Light Boxes (walkway between Aotea Square and Wellesley Street)

Fallen by John Pusateri. Photographed against lush black, luminous invertebrates re-enact their final descent into ensnarement as they hover above jewel-like object fragments found near their capture sites. 24/7.

Image credit: Week Twenty three, image courtesy of the artist and Seed Gallery.


Digital Art LiveDIGITAL ART LIVE dal.colab.org.nz/exhibitions / 307 5446.
(Level 3, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive)

Be a part of an art work: Corps Complices by French dance artist Catherine Langlade explores a graphic environment that fosters an influential relationship with the spectators, making them move and thereby explore notions of "corporality". 6pm to midnight.


FHE GalleriesFHE GALLERIES fhegalleries.com / 302 4108.
(2 Kitchener Street)

Cherished Memory in the Main Gallery: group show of gallery artists, including Susanne Kerr, Marti Friedlander and Gary McMillan.

In FHE Project: Casey Moore Anostostomatidae …and friends.

6pm to 10pm


Fingers Contemporary JewelleryFINGERS CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY fingers.co.nz / 373 3974.
(2 Kitchener Street)

Summer Exhibition A special summer showing of selected works from our 50 contributing jewellers from New Zealand and beyond. 6pm to 10pm.


Gows LangsfordGOW LANGSFORD GALLERY Lorne St gowlangsfordgallery.com / 303 4290.
(26 Lorne Street)

Alex Monteith - Temporary Mechanisms A dynamic exhibition featuring the sensational video work 2.5 Kilometre Mono Action for a Mirage and Toyota Hilux in the gallery space. The Hilux acts as social mobile art platform which other artists have been invited to participate/collaborate in. 4pm to midnight.


Gow Langsford Kitchener StGOW LANGSFORD GALLERY Kitchener St gowlangsfordgallery.com /
303 9395.
(Corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets)

Tony Fomison A Portrait
This exhibition of photographs by Shirley Grace and paintings, prints and ceramics by Tony Fomison offers a unique insight into one of this country's most recognised post-war painters. 4pm to midnight.


Gus Fisher GalleryGUS FISHER GALLERY gusfishergallery.auckland.ac.nz / 923 6646.
(74 Shortland Street)

More than we know: exhibition and performance. An exhibition by Kalisolaite 'Uhila and Jeremy Leatinu'u showcasing the energy and diversity of contemporary Pacific performance. Pukepuke 'o Tonga tells a story of traditional village life through the historic Otuhaka, Faha'iula and Me'etupaki dance forms. Preserved for centuries in a single Tongan village. One performance only! Choreographed by 2012 Pacific Dance Artist in Residence Sesilia Pusiaki Tatuila, 7.30pm. 6pm to midnight.


kura croppedKURA GALLERY kuragallery.co.nz / 302 1151.
PWC Tower, 188 Quay St (Lower Albert St)

Maori Princess Noble Warrior A jewellery exhibition featuring works by Annabelle Buick, Stacey Noel, Toi Te Rangiuaia, David Hakaraia, Keri-Mei Zagrobelna. 6pm to midnight.


Papakura Art Gallery 3PAPAKURA ART GALLERY IN THE CBD aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
(Freyberg Square)

View a documentary of the creation of a public mural by Papakura's local students, as filmed by Painting for the People's Amiria Puia-Taylor through a collaboration with Papakura Art Gallery and Safer Papakura. 8pm to midnight.


1000 Lovers 2SILO PARK silopark.co.nz / 336 8820.
(corner of Jellicoe and Beaumont Streets, Wynyard Quarter)

A night of film, markets, food, music and dance, including:1000 Lovers, an extraordinary site-responsive mobile performance tracing a broken pathway from the sea to the city, by MAP [Brown/Hannah/Scoones] with the support of Arts Alive. Walk the haunted, restless landscape of the Waterfront with mythical-real men and women and their sounds, stories and dances. Mp3 player hirage $15, or use your own and download the soundscore free from soundcloud.com/1000_lovers. Two performances, starting at the Gantry, Silo Park, finishing at Te Wero Island: 6.30-7.15pm and 8-8.45pm.

Queens Wharf

Virtuosi the Sue Healey documentary revealing intimate and astounding portraits of 8 expat New Zealand dance artists, living from New York to Berlin, Brisbane to Brussels. Music/score by ex-pat New Zealander Mike Nock. Screening from 9pm.

Don't hold your breath, a selection of beautiful, fascinating, and meditative video art from 10 Australasian artists: Andrew de Freitas, Steve Carr, Daniel von Sturmer, Anastasia Klose, Jill Kennedy, Karin Hofko, Rebecca Ann Hobbs, Phil Dadson, Rachael Rakena and Denise Batchelor. The Best of ART IN THE DARK Alex Bartleet Object Cave

More to be announced. See silopark.co.nz for details.


Queens WharfQUEENS WHARF queens-wharf.co.nz / 336 8820.
(89 Quay Street)

Conversations in Mind A multidimensional exhibition exploring the senses and inviting thoughtful contemplation of the nature of mind. Featuring installation art, photography, moving image, painting and murals by established and emerging New Zealand artists, including Tiffany Singh, FLOX, Laura Forest, Nigel Roberts, Paris Kirby, Lucy-Mary Mulholland, Meghan Geliza, Helen Clegg, Cleo Barnett, and more. Take the opportunity to engage through workshops and performances. The Blackbird Ensemble performs at the water's edge a tantalizing taste of music by living composers and songwriters, on the theme of the sea. 8.30pm, 9.30pm, 10.30pm. Weather permitting. 6pm to midnight.


St PaulST PAUL ST GALLERY stpaulst.aut.ac.nz / 921 9999 x8313.
(AUT Level 1, WM Building, 40 St Paul St)

ST PAUL St presents a Cosplay Party with prizes for best costumes. Prizes announced 8.30pm.

Ngã Pakiwaituhi, curated by Dylan Horrocks, is a diverse selection of work by some of the most powerful voices in contemporary New Zealand comic art.

Comics, Manga & Co. The New Culture of German Comics, a travelling exhibition by the Goethe Institut, introduces the work of 13 German comic artists spanning two generations - post-reunification avant-garde artists and young up-andcomers.

6pm to 10pm.