Take a walk of the arts, design and science with inspiring interactive and multi-sensory experiences throughout the Remuera precinct
All 6pm-midnight unless otherwise stated. Come back for location updates or pick up a White Night Remuera guide map in Remuera on the night.
Remuera Gallery, 360 Remuera Road
Pull up a pew at this multi-disciplinary, mixed media exhibition. Artists across diverse genres present seats embellished, adorned, painted in a show curated by Jillian de Beer.
Outside Remuera Library, 429 Remuera Rd, 6pm-10pm.
Get all raku fired up with Auckland Studio Potters and watch iridescent colours and crackle patterns form as they transfer glowing pots at temperatures of 1000 degrees to a drum of sawdust.
Outside Remuera Library, 429 Remuera Rd, and popping up around Remuera Village.
Go neon and mesh with artists Mark Schafer, Garry Nash, Claire Bell, and Jim Scharfe’s take on this new and recycled material.
Remuera Library, 429 Remuera Rd (inside and outside).
Explore the boundaries of haberdashery-making in a contemporary context with Jacquelyn Greenbank whilst celebrating the history of ladies’ craft and the handmade.
Engage with internationally recognised Jeff Thomson’s iconic sculptures and their narrative of New Zealand cultural history, and our identity as shaped by life, art and the environment.
Notice how those spot-lit and those watching need each other in leading New Zealand sculptor Terry Stringer’s Audience and Performer – here, they are conjoined, and a hand is tossing a rose.
Renowned painter, sculptor and conservationist Barry Lett showcases his unique style ofpaintings and an eclectic group ofhis iconic dog sculptures.
Enter the narrative of Mary-Louise Browne’s neon sculpture – a psycho, sexual, social, political commentary on contemporary life and an engagement with the politics of history, feminism and social context.
Brown’s Café, 417 Remuera Road, Remuera
6.30pm – 9.00pm
This is meaningful food: the food of deep emotional significance, the food of strong indelible memories. How does it taste like? And… what is your most meaningful food?
With food designer Francesca Zampollo
Explore the six senses of dining – aroma, taste, texture, sound, sight, emotion – with Otago Polytechnic Food Design Institute with Penelope Baldwin (Culinary Designer, Naturopath and Medical Herbalist).
Meet the next generation of creators and innovators as Media Design School students and graduates present projects traversing a diverse array of digital disciplines.
Encounter Iain Cheesman and Chris Hargreaves’ art on the move, where DIY and pop culture aesthetics meet, and the moveable LED signs illuminate messages, from hawker’s calls to biblical prophecies.
Be aroused – dream, imagine, hope, aspire, and experience the mystical – with Alvin Xiong’s multi-media performance in which light itself is the medium.
Experience a childhood imagination come to life as your hand is transformed into a virtual aircraft in this playful and engaging interactive installation by creative engineer Jacques Foottit.
Feel the live beats with Dubtext’s unique improvised analogue electronica performances in styles ranging from ambient dub to psychedelic techno.
Christopher Duncan and Joseph Yen of TÜR Studio use yarn, textile and metal to reclaim the world of making through collaboration, hands-on work, and an open door.
Escape the chaos of everyday life and explore the world of a young Melbourne teen through sharp paper-edges and soft graphite smudges with experimental artist Tanishka Brahmanand.
Question yourself and the idea of the self with conceptual photographer Emma Pottinger’s series of personal and surreal self-portraits.
Feast your eyes on Hannah Andersen’s provocative sculptural approach to food, globalisation and seductive consumerism.
Explore perception – and deception – in this multi-platform experimental digital production presented by Diocesan School for Girls Digital Design students using space, light and image.
Witness the dancers of SABA Young Ballet share the oldest of human art forms – the contemplative art of ballet.
Imagine a 12m fence of street art embroidered by a cast of hundreds, including you. This is the story of a street art project made over 2014 and 2015 and conceived and curated by crafter/storyteller Margaret Lewis. Come give stitching a go and make your mark.
Immerse yourself in the ideas laboratory of the #makerspace and create a special artistic message to leave behind: a community treasure.
MAKING WITH PURPOSE
Be inspired by maker groups of quilters, knitters, stitchers and crafters making with love and purpose.
WHITE NIGHT KITTY
Remuera Bowling Club 6 Market Rd, Remuera
Bowl up, bowl up to Remuera Bowling Club and celebrate their 120 years with social bowls on the green accompanied by live music.
Traces combines contemporary dance and 3D light drawings, by producer and digital designer Mark Pulsford. They interact with Japanese choreographers/dancers Tomomi Watanabe and Yuki Suzumura's movements, creating magical 3D environments with liquid light.
Perpetual Guardian, 343 Remuera Road 6pm – 10pm
Charles and Janine Williams' style is a graphic, colourful outworking of their environmental and genealogical urban Maori heritage. Combining their background in urban art over the past 20 years with their love for endemic birds, native birds & flowers, they are at the forefront of a new wave of urban pacific style quickly becoming recognisable throughout the world. Married with 4 children, whanau (family) and hapori (community) are an integral & important part of their artistic journey.
ANANAS SERIES: URANIUM GREEN
Jems of Remuera, 346 Remuera Road
The sculptural possibilities of the pineapple are what first attracted glassblower Luke Jacomb to this fruit. Luke saw the potential in hot glass of the inherent flamboyance of its highly textured surface and flourishing top. After researching the illustrious history of the tropical fruit - it was Columbus who first introduced the fruit to Renaissance Europe, Luke was hooked.