Art & Design

A Cardboard City Is Rising In Auckland!

By Urban List Writers
12th Apr 2018

A Cardboard City Is Rising In Auckland!

Aucklanders went dotty for the Obliteration Room at the Art Gallery, showing that we really are creative souls. But while it is no longer, it is time for all art enthusiasts to get excited, because a cardboard city—literally—is set to rise.

The collaborative art installation will see a city emerge from cardboard, created by various artists and husband-and-wife team, Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan. Using recycled cardboard boxes, this is an opportunity for visitors to get involved! This time, it’s not about placing colourful dots, but spending the time to create small cardboard box houses. These will then be included in the installation.

From Pillars to Posts: Project Another Country, 2018 promises to be a visual feast as it explores community, family, relocation and homemaking. Art that is designed to provoke discussion, it prompts thinking about what makes a home.

Auckland Art Gallery Director Rhana Devenport says, “The themes the Aquilizans explore and the discussions that their work evokes—surrounding migration, displacement and settlement—are so vitally relevant for Aucklanders today and for the city’s future. With 39 percent of people living in the Auckland region having been born overseas, these are conversations that truly matter in today’s world.”

Drop-in workshops will be held during the upcoming school holiday, with the public welcome to participate from this Saturday.

Imagine and create! Auckland, you just keep getting better!

The Deets:

What: From Pillars to Posts: Project Another Country, 2018

When: Saturday 21 April to Sunday 16 September 2018, 10am – 5pm daily

Where: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Image Credit: Supplied 

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