New Auckland art exhibitions to mark in your diary, plus more events

by India Hendrikse / 15 November, 2017

Earthquakes in London

Basement Theatre, until Sat 25 Nov

Environmental sustainability is a topic that’s on the tip of everyone’s tongues. Award-winning Cock playwright Mike Bartlett’s play Earthquakes in London explores social breakdown in an over-consuming, uncaring world. Reproduced for Auckland audiences by Last Tapes Theatre Company and The Actors’ Program, the play travels from 1968 to 2525, showing us what future generations could endure if we don’t wake up soon. The Telegraph described it as a “rollercoaster”. Hold on. Lower Greys Ave, central city

New Zealand Flower and Garden Show

The Trusts Arena, Wed 29 Nov-Sun 3 Dec

It’s time to get back into the garden: search for inspo at this horticulture extravaganza.

65-67 Central Park Drv, Henderson

Portage Ceramic Awards

Te Uru, until Sun 11 Feb 2018

This finalists’ exhibit is a ceramic-lover’s dream: pore over the milky-toned pottery of Cheryl Lucas (above) and the abstract creations of Andrea du Chatenier.

420 Titirangi Rd, Titirangi

Paul Ubana Jones

Artworks Theatre, Sun 26 Nov

Sunday afternoon blues, in the musical sense. Blues singer Paul Ubana Jones will make you feel blissed out with his acoustic-fuelled tunes.

2 Korora Rd, Oneroa,  Waiheke Island

Art Ache

Golden Dawn, Thu 23 Nov

This pop-up art sale acknowledges 25 years since Dick Frizzell’s art commercialised the tiki, with a selection of artists, including Vaimaila Urale (above) referencing the Maori cultural symbol in their works. Beats courtesy of King Kapisi.

134 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby

Memory for $ale

Depot Artspace, until Wed 29 Nov

Jacqueline Macleod’s Cubist-styled paintings explore female online identity, challenging our reliance on technology and observing how women are influenced by networked technologies. Detailed and reflective, they’re works to mull over.

28 Clarence St, Devonport

Lil Uzi Vert

Logan Campbell Centre, Tue 20 Feb 2018

‘Bad and Boujee’ co-creator and hip-hop god Lil Uzi Vert will belt out his recently released debut album Luv is Rage 2.

217 Green Ln, Epsom

The Here and Now

Gow Langsford Gallery, until Sat 9 Dec

In Chris Heaphy’s works, symbolism picks apart our perception of space and time.

Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley St, central city


Māngere Arts Centre, until Sat 20 Jan 2018

In this painting exhibition, artist Uelese Vavae considers the place of the church in his Samoan culture.

Cnr Bader Drv and Orly Ave, Mangere

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

In cinemas nationwide, on now

Pining for a hair-raising thriller? One of the most acclaimed films of the NZIFF is The Killing of a Sacred Deer from the director of The Lobster, Yorgos Lanthimos. A surgeon’s perfect life is dismantled by a fatherless teen, who latches onto him and destroys his domestic bliss. With Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman.


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