12-26 May 2018

Nau mai, haere mai, welcome to
the Arts Out East Festival 2018.

We are delighted to bring you an action-packed two weeks of thrilling performances, thought-provoking exhibitions, creative masterclasses and more that celebrate the best local talent in East Auckland. To kick off this arts and cultural extravaganza, join us for the Festival Showcase Day  on Saturday 12 May at Uxbridge where we’ll be celebrating with a bang.

Arts Out East would not be possible without the energy and passion of the many people who make this community such a vibrant and dynamic area. We’re also very grateful for the support of the Howick Local Board. We hope that you will enjoy this year’s programme and explore the creative potential that’s waiting at your doorstep – see you out there!

– Ashley Grogan, UXBRIDGE Arts & Culture, and Hiraani Himona, Te Tuhi

Festival Programme

DANCE FAMILY FILM MUSIC PERFORMING ARTS VISUAL ARTS OTHER FREE 

Showcase Day

Saturday 12 May 2018, 10am - 3pm  UXBRIDGE Arts & Culture  FREE It is nearly time to launch the Arts Out East Festival 2018 and to celebrate we have put together a ...
MORE

Lucy Olcese: The Happiness Machine

12, 23, 26 May  Various locations FREE How is happiness created? This participatory installation in a box explains it all. Popping up around East Auckland during the Festival. Saturday 12 ...
MORE

Maria Ezcurra: Invisible

11 March-22 July  Te Tuhi  FREE Te Tuhi presents, for the first time in Aotearoa New Zealand, the work of Maria Ezcurra, a Mexican artist based in Canada. Invisible, 2018 ...
MORE

The Fortune Cookie Cart

12 May, 10am-3pm  UXBRIDGE Arts & Culture  FREE As the seasons change, The Fortune Cookie Cart will appear across markets and festivals across Tamaki Makaurau, offering the promise of a ...
MORE

Carmela Nepomuceno: Supper

12-26 May  Pakuranga Library Large print works inspired by The Last Supper  explore themes of identity, meaning and time, informed by the artist’s Catholic faith ...
MORE

Shivran Chandra: Home, The Places We Live

12-26 May  Pakuranga Library Home is not only a physical space, it is the moments, memories and people that we have collected as a part of our lives. A photography ...
MORE

Alice Ng: Farewell but not farewell

12 May  UXBRIDGE Arts & Culture Kauri dieback disease is killing our precious kauri trees. This installation piece is a service held in memory of the many deceased kauri throughout ...
MORE

Veronica Herber: Installation

12-16 May  UXBRIDGE Arts & Culture  FREE Visually linking UXBRIDGE with nearby Fencible Walk, Veronica Herber will be creating a site-specific installation through the Centre and beyond, utilising masking tape ...
MORE

John Vea: “you kids should only experience this for a moment – don’t be here for life like me”

11 March-22 July  Te Tuhi  FREE “Every summer break for University, I often register myself into a temping agency for work to keep up with the cost of living. This ...
MORE

Unseen, Unknown: Unveiled

23 April-25 May  UXBRIDGE Arts & Culture  FREE Curated by Alice Tyler and Zoe Hoeberigs Making the invisible visible, this exhibition brings together works by artists who reflect on things ...
MORE

Larry Abreno: Stains of Life

12-26 May Pakuranga Library Captivate your senses with the aroma of coffee. A collection of paintings using coffee as a medium to achieve classical and monochromatic effects of light and ...
MORE

Briana Woolliams: He Said He Knew Me From Somewhere 2

12-16 May  UXBRIDGE Arts & Culture  A response to violence against women using textile banners. Stitched, dyed, and screen printed by hand, these banners contain fragments of poetry written by ...
MORE

Lulu Fang: Yellow Structure

12-26 May  Pakuranga Library Journey across urban environments via public transport with this photographic exhibition. Monochrome images of manmade structures are marked out in acid yellow, calling for caution ...
MORE

Dieneke Jansen: 90 DAYS + Exhibition Opening

12 May, 4-6pm  Te Tuhi  FREE Join Te Tuhi for their winter opening. 90 DAYS + by Dieneke Jansen is a moving image exhibition about the Tamaki Housing Group and ...
MORE

The House by the Lake

5-26 May, 8pm. 6 &13 May, 2pm   Howick Little Theatre  $15-$29 Delve into the mystery behind HLT’s latest theatre thriller. A story of murder, betrayal and sibling rivalry. Tickets available ...
MORE

Dieneke Jansen: 90 DAYS +

13 May-22 July  Te Tuhi  FREE On the 22nd of October 2016 Ioela Rauti (Niki) was issued a third 90 day eviction notice from her home of 22 years. As ...
MORE

Ceramika

13–27 May  Polish Heritage Trust Museum  Koha entry View delightful styles of Polish ceramics, from delicate tea sets to blue dot jugs to hand painted floral teapots ...
MORE

Ritual Arts of the Carnival

Sunday 13 & 20 May, 12-3pm, and Saturday 26 May, 1-3pm Te Tuhi   FREE Strange and mesmerising carnival arts workshops will be held at Te Tuhi on the 13th May ...
MORE

Te Tuhi Exhibition Tours

13-26 May, 12pm  Te Tuhi  Free Join Te Tuhi for free daily tours of their current exhibitions. Departing from reception every day at 12pm ...
MORE

Neverland Studios Free Trial Week

14-19 May  Neverland Studios  FREE Step out of your comfort zone with free dance classes all week at Neverland Studios. Jazz, hip-hop and ballet classes available. See www.neverlandstudios.co.nz for dates ...
MORE

Talk, Tour and Film

15 May, 10am-12pm  Polish Heritage Trust Museum  $10 View stunning artworks by local artist Lindy Fisher and discover the story of 733 Polish children invited to NZ during WW2 ...
MORE

Little Wild Storynights

15 May, 5pm  UXBRIDGE Arts & Culture  $5 Bring your little munchkins and their teddies for music and stories ...
MORE

Aydriannah Tuiali’i: Ko Tenei te Timatanga o aku Ao / Kowhai

17-26 May, opening 16 May, 4-6pm   Te Whare Wananga o Matariki Immerse yourself in a video-work unfolding the creation of Te Ao Maori, parallelling the artist’s ongoing relationship to learning ...
MORE

Kids’s Art Show

16 May, 4pm  UXBRIDGE Arts & Culture  FREE The kids are taking over! UXBRIDGE’s showcase is a splash of beautiful colour and vibrant compositions courtesy of talented younger students. Exhibition ...
MORE

Unseen, Unknown: Unveiled Curator and Artist Discussion

17 May, 11.30am  UXBRIDGE Arts & Culture  Free Join curator Zoe Hoeberigs for an in-depth look at an exhibition curated with Alice Tyler. Unseen, Unknown: Unveiled features artists reflecting on ...
MORE

Folk Art Paper Cut-Outs Workshop

17 May, 2pm-4pm & 18 May, 10am-12pm   Polish Heritage Trust Museum  $8 Have a go and create unique Polish folk art called wycinanki, using colourful paper in this family friendly ...
MORE

Gemishka Chetty: So Where Do You Really Come From? Artist Talk

17 May, 6.30pm  Pakuranga Library FREE East Auckland's multiculturalism revealed through the hyphenated identities of the children of immigrants. A series of workshops culminates in a photographic exhibition with an ...
MORE

Modern Jive with Move Dance

15 & 22 May, 7.30pm  Te Tuhi  First lesson FREE, second class is 2 for 1 You don’t dare dance in public - but all that can change with today's ...
MORE

Story Time with Brightspark Puppets

18-19 May, 10.30am Highland Park Library FREE Linda Darby-Coring, Lucy Coring and Emily Stone bring marionettes to life on unique miniature rotating sets with delightful shows for children ...
MORE

Art to Where?

18 May, 7pm  Edgewater College, School Hall $10 Celebrate diversity at this interschool wearable arts competition between intermediate and secondary school students. Tickets available from the school office ...
MORE

Crossing Rachmaninoff

18 May, 7.30pm  UXBRIDGE Arts & Culture $26-$29 Get inspired with a film screening about aspiring pianist Flavio Vallani preparing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. The screening is followed by ...
MORE

Toi Manawa: Bone Carving Day Workshops

19 & 26 May, 9.30am-4.30pm  Te Tuhi  $80 Learn how to make your very own Maori bone carving in this fun, full-day workshop and learn about traditional customs along the ...
MORE

Squiggla Workshop

Saturday 19 May, 10.30am-12.30pm Te Tuhi  FREE At the Squiggla workshop, you will learn how to become a Squiggla! Using mark making tools like chalk, crayons and pencils, you ...
MORE

Big Draw Out East

19 May  UXBRIDGE Arts & Culture  FREE Join Auckland Urban Sketchers for an exciting big drawing session. BYO sketching tools, and a firm backing board. To register, contact Eric on ...
MORE

Manukau Concert Band ‘Home Grown’

19 May, 7pm  St Andrews, Howick Presbyterian Church $10 The full Manukau Concert Band and the Manukau Academy Band are coming together for this special, one-off performance. The concert will ...
MORE

The Great British Street Party

20 May, 10am-4pm  Howick Historical Village  $8-16 You’re invited to the Great British Street Party, with a special visit from Queen Victoria and her entourage. Enjoy a street party ...
MORE

Rozana Lee: Tactile Histories Workshop

20 May, 1pm-4pm  Te Tuhi  $30 All fabric tells a story – whether it’s an old shirt, a well-worn blanket, or the material from a bag you once loved. In ...
MORE

Sparkthewords – Open Mic

23 May, 6.30pm-8pm  Botany Night Market Free Experience spoken word with exciting performances from local and international poets. Feel free to bring a piece to share or just sit back ...
MORE

Larry Abreno: Crumbs from the Heart – Book Launch and Poetry Reading

23 May, 7pm  Pakuranga Library FREE Join Larry Abreno as he launches his latest collection of poetry. These heartfelt stories capture stanzas of love and life. These could be my ...
MORE

Asian Film Shorts

23 May, 8pm  Monterey Cinema $5 An evening of contemporary short films from a myriad of local filmmakers of Asian descent. Supported by the Asia NZ Foundation. $5 koha includes ...
MORE

Linda Darby-Coring: Historical Meets Magical

24 May, 7pm  Monterey Cinemas $10 A collection of short magical films written and directed by Linda Darby-Coring. Featuring actors sharing their candid, memorable experiences from the film sets ...
MORE

East Side Stand Up

26 May, 7.30pm  Basalt, 127 Picton St, Howick Get ready for belly laughs with an eclectic mix of Auckland’s finest upcoming comedians (Mayen Mehta, Roland Mirabueno and Keegan Govind) bringing you ...
MORE

Mme Curie – X-Ray Craft Workshop

26 May, 2-4pm  Polish Heritage Trust Museum, 125 Elliot Street, Howick $8 Explore the life and discoveries of Madame Curie and along the way create your very own X-Ray paper ...
MORE