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East Auckland Art Trail: Demonstrations & Presentations

If you want to watch art take shape, and maybe even be inspired in your own creativity, take a look at some of these lively demonstrations on offer around East Auckland during the month of July.


Art Assignment at The Art Lounge

Watch some of the region’s top Year 12 and 13 art students take part in this exciting project. With participants handpicked from local colleges, on Monday 19 July, each student will receive a canvas, four colours and a brief, then set to work. And that’s when visitors are invited to stop by The Art Lounge to watch the students in action as they create their masterpieces. Works will be exhibited for three days from 22 - 24 July, before prizegiving on Saturday afternoon, 24 July. For more details, call (09) 533 641.

When: 19 - 21 July, 9am - 5pm

Where: The Art Lounge NZ, 39 Picton Street, Auckland

Cost: Free


Watch local artist Joel Nicholls

Head to the Uxbridge Arts and Culture Centre and watch as Joel Nicholls creates an original work of art. To view more of Joel’s work visit Rice’s Mall and look out for the painted piano. Works by the winners and runners up of the prestigious Estuary Art & Ecology Exhibition will also be on view here and the café is open from 9am to 3pm.

When: 23 July, 10am - 4pm

Where: Uxbridge Theatre, 35 Uxbridge Road, Howick

Cost: Free


Howick Art Group

Enjoy artist demonstrations by the Howick Art Group at The Fencible Lounge, and if you like what you see, take a short stroll to the group’s regular home, Green Gables in Cook Street.

When: 15 - 18 July, 11am & 2pm

Where: Fencible Lounge, 25 Uxbridge Road, Howick

Cost: Free


Clevedon Creatives and Co

As part of their exhibition, various local Clevedon artists will be offering painting demonstrations on Sundays. For more information, email clevedoncreativearts@gmail.com.

When: 18 & 25 July, & 1 August, 10am - 1pm

Where: 6 Papakura-Clevedon Road, Clevedon

Cost: Free


Imagination & illustration: Lem & Mróz

This presentation promises to be groovy and unusual, featuring the art of beloved Polish artists Stanislaw Lem and Daniel Mróz, famed for their unique and often absurd science fiction writing and illustrations.

When: 22 July, 10:30am - 11:30am & 1 August, 2pm - 3pm

Where: Polish Heritage Museum, 125 Elliot Street, Howick

Cost: Entry by donation. To book, phone (09) 533 3530


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