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Forum, A Celebration of Graffiti Writing: Exhibition

Forum, A Celebration of Graffiti Writing: Exhibition

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When:

  • Sat 9 Dec ’17, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 10 Dec ’17, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Mon 11 Dec ’17, 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Tue 12 Dec ’17, 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Wed 13 Dec ’17, 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Thu 14 Dec ’17, 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Fri 15 Dec ’17, 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sat 16 Dec ’17, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 17 Dec ’17, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Mon 18 Dec ’17, 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Tue 19 Dec ’17, 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Wed 20 Dec ’17, 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Thu 21 Dec ’17, 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Fri 22 Dec ’17, 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sat 23 Dec ’17, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 24 Dec ’17, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
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Where:

Avondale Library, 93 Rosebank Rd, Avondale Show map

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Website:

Facebook Page

Avondale Art Park and the Auckland Libraries present an exhibition documenting one of Auckland’s significant sites for graffiti and street art - Avondale.

Tucked away below street level on Great North Road is an empty lot that formerly housed a supermarket. Most weeks you’ll find artists down there creating the most complex and eye catching artworks. The artists come from all over Auckland, to paint there and visiting artist from out of town and overseas contribute to the site. The lot has been empty since 1998 and now the permissioned wall is layers deep in colour and art.

The shows a selection of works that have been painted on the legal wall on the empty lot on Great North Rd over the last ten years. It feature works painted on the wall by Kezam, Mice, Gasp, Berst, Tane, Bazic, Lady Diva, Phat1, RMS, Component, TrustMe and many more.

Event curator Berst says that “the Avondale site has provided many emerging and established graffiti writers with the opportunity to develop their practice and improve their graffiti art. Avondale is one of the very few places left in Auckland where people can actually paint graffiti art legally so it's crucial we maintain it.”

The exhibition starts at the Avondale Library on the 8th with artist talks and travels to Blockhouse Bay, New Lynn and Henderson in 2018.

Forum is a new event that celebrates graffiti writing as an evolving and thriving artform. Taking place in the Auckland suburb of Avondale, Forum brings together 10 of New Zealand’s top and most active writers including Berst, Ceap, Erok, Freak, Gasp, Haser, Ikarus, Kezam, Phat1, and Kell Sunshine for a weekend of painting and talks about graffiti writing as an art form. Forum has received support from Creative New Zealand, the Whau Local Board, Auckland Council, Auckland Libraries, Base FM and Phantom Billstickers.

To find out more about the other Forum activities over the weekend including live painting and workshops visit the Avondale Art Park page on Facebook or Instagram.

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