Tuesday, October 26, 2010

NZ Art & Design Week

Bringing you some of the best local art & design, MoAD has organised a showcase of creative talent with an exciting event running from 13 - 21 November. Thirty artists & designers are participating in NZ Art + Design Week, including Cheryl Sills, Workroom Design, Martin Horspool and Sensitive Boyfriend. Check it out at 110 Carlton Gore Road, Newmarket, Auckland.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Art in the Dark

Last night I checked out 'Art in the Dark' - a community event in Western Park in Ponsonby, Auckland. It was fun to meander along the paths, discovering all the various light works which have been installed for the event, which explores themes of community, environment and utopias. The whole thing is eco-friendly & powered by clean energy. One of my favourites was this space - 'nightshade' created by Shian Perawiti and Rose Watson - these lanterns are part of it. When we came upon it, Edith Piaf was playing and everyone had dainty cups of tea. It's on tonight too, I'd suggest a wander down if you live in the area.

Friday, October 8, 2010


One of Extra Curricular's favourite artists Erica Lack has her first solo exhibition coming up. Erica creates amazingly detailed, beautiful papercuts, and we interviewed her in Issue 2 about her work. 'Edges' opens next Friday at 6pm at the Letham Gallery in Auckland and runs until November 7th. Her pieces are even more impressive in person, where you can examine every intricate detail and see the results of months of hard work and patience with a scalpel. 

Monday, October 4, 2010

lucky ducks

The random number generator has chosen & the winners of the goodies from issue 3 are Kirsten Fathers who has won the Lily's Make Believe London map cutout, Rachel Cleave who will be receiving the Chelsea Jade CD prize pack, and Darci Thompson won the Bibliographica miniature hand-bound book. Enjoy your prizes ladies!