Artweek Auckland 2020 takes places across Tāmaki Makaurau from 10 – 18 October, inviting punters to get involved in all the art and activities Auckland has to offer. There will be plenty of music, exhibitions, free tours, installations and so much more.
We’ve pulled out a list of the music events happening for you to check out.
An opportunity to view the art from the Wallace Arts Trust Collection at the beautiful 1915 ‘Arts and Crafts’ house of Rannoch in Epsom, and a piano recital performed by accomplished pianist Flavio Villani, of 'Crossing Rachmaninoff' documentary film fame. Villani is an Italian-born New Zealander living in Auckland. He has an impressive performance and composition resumé, and his programme for this evening will include repertoire by Chopin and Rachmaninoff. A complimentary glass of wine will be offered on arrival.
MUSIC AT MIDDAY
Friday 12 October, 12pm – Pah Homestead - FREE
Drop in to enjoy free live music at the Pah. We offer an enhanced gallery experience combining art and music – pull up a chair and take in the performance or just listen to the music in the background as you wander through our exquisite gallery spaces. The Pah Homestead is a unique arts venue, with its grand piano and great acoustics in the drawing room, where these gigs are held.
SCOTT EADY - IMAGES OF LOVE
12 - 17 October – Lewis Eady - FREE
Internationally recognised New Zealand artist, Scott Eady presents Images of Love at the iconic music business, Lewis Eady, celebrating its 140th Anniversary this year. Scott's vibrant and whimsical works will be exhibited alongside the Steinway SPIRIO, the world's finest high-resolution, re-performance grand piano, hailed as a masterpiece of artistry and engineering.
Artist Scott Eady has exhibited in most major galleries throughout New Zealand and around the world including in Russia, South Korea, and Italy at the 2013 Venice Biennale. Eady is currently a senior lecturer in sculpture at the Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic.
SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES – THE LAMENT OF THE GUITAR
Sunday 18 October, 6pm – Pah Homestead - Tickets HERE
The Wallace Arts Trust is proud to present an eclectic array of musicians and musical genres in the Sunday Concert Series for 2020. During Artweek it’s Flamenco! An evening of traditional Spanish dance, poetry, song and live Spanish music. Maria Elena, Flamenco NZ and Special Guests are sure to delight in this lively concert in the unique venue of the Wallace Arts Centre, Pah Homestead.
LOWER BAR COLLECTIVE
Tuesday 13 October, 5pm – Silo 6, Wynyard Quarter - FREE
Head down to Silo 6 during Late Night Art to view the exhibition 'Dust and Scratches' and for a guest appearance of the Lower Bar Collective. An initiative formed in 2012, who specialise in soundscapes combined with projected imagery. The collective use traditional modern instruments – electric guitars, bass, and synth, to create atmospheres heavily soaked with effects. Combined with the natural reverberation of the silos, the LBS’s atmospheric and visual creations promise to create a unique and memorable experience.
Enjoy the city centre at its best by joining a culture loving crowd for a night of art, exhibitions, light, music, and performance in the heart of the city.
AFRO PARTY AT LATE NIGHT ART
Tuesday 13 October, 5pm– Freyberg Place - FREE
Afro Party at Late Night Art brings you cultural education in entertainment. Curated performances will make you experience the know-how of moving to Afrobeats music, give you an opportunity to enjoy the sound of African drumming, and showcase a catwalk, colourful in style and textile by local African designers.
See the full programme at http://artweekauckland.co.nz/