Art & Design

Auckland’s Getting A Night Art Extravaganza

By Albert Cho
29th Sep 2017

Auckland's Getting A Night Art Extravaganza

For all of you who love creativity and culture but don’t want to miss out on that rare bit of sun by spending your day inside galleries, Late Night Art is upon us!

A part of Artweek, Late Night Art will be held all around Auckland on Tuesday, 10th October from 5pm to 9pm. Galleries around Auckland will be open late and there will most definitely be an exhibition for everyone. Here are a few that could be your kind of thing!

Ice-Encased Flowers

Carry on your spring vibes at the Ice-Encased Flowers installation located at Roma Blooms. This event will enhance the beauty and detail of exotic floral arrangements which are frozen in glimmering blocks of ice. The freezing of flowers is like a freezing of time, for you to enjoy the minute details of the flowers that you would usually overlook.

When: 10th October, 5pm – 9pm
Where: Roma Blooms Florist (93 Albert Street, Auckland)

Quick Draw

Wanting to get a little souvenir or token to show that you were a part of Late Night Art? Head to Chancery Square. The Quickdraw Sketch Gang artists will provide you with a portrait in just 10 minutes. It can be of you, your friend, family, pet, you name it! To make it more special, the artists of Quickdraw Sketch Gang will add their own little unique twist to these portraits. You may end up with a serious pencil sketch or a zombified alter-ego, who knows?

When: 10th October, 5pm – 9pm
Where: Chancery Square (34 Courthouse Lane, Auckland)

Drawing Club

It’s always nice to be a spectator of art and it’s even nicer to become a creator! Get yourself to the Drawing Club hosted by Paris Kirby on Little High Street and channel the inner artist in you. There will also be special guests, DJs and models to liven up the atmosphere. All tools will also be provided so all you need to bring is yourself!

When: 10th October, 5pm – 9pm
Where: Little High Street (55-57 High Street, Auckland)

Artweek by Cycle

Art is sometimes about doing something out of the ordinary, so why not enjoy the best Artweek has to offer on wheels? Either bring your own bike or ride one provided by the Auckland Council and change the way you experience art. Take note that bookings are essential for this tour due to its high popularity. To learn more, click here.

When: 10th October, 5pm – 9pm
Where: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki (Wellesley Street East, Auckland)


If you want to kick it old school and enjoy some creative work while having a nice stroll, this installation is the one for you. The LED lights express the marine life and volcanic arrangement of Auckland and have high visual impact against the dark night. KINALights it’s the textbook installation of Late Night Art.

When: 10th October, 5pm – 9pm
Where: Freyberg Square (Freyberg Place, Auckland)

These are just a very few of the many installations, events and exhibitions happening on Late Night Art. So, if none of these sounded like your kind of thing, click here to check out more events Late Night Art has to offer. 

Image Credit: Art Week Auckland

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