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Elements of Parnell

Elements of Parnell

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  • Fri 12 Jul, 6:00pm – 6:45pm


Heard Park, Parnell Rd, Parnell


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

As one of the city’s most popular ‘fringe suburbs’, Parnell is beyond excited to be playing a key role in ‘Elemental’, Auckland’s first winter festival, this July.

The festival will centre on themes of lighting up the region and showcasing Auckland’s food and beverage offering, and because Parnell is one of Auckland’s top spots for hospitality, Auckland’s first suburb will of course have a lot going on.

Elements of Parnell will bring to life immersive light installations, exceptional cuisine, and pop-up performances during the winter festival period.

Heard Park will showcase awe-inspiring sculptural and light sculptures by ‘HYBYCOZO’, an international collaborative art project that explores geometry, mathematics and patterns in traditional art forms.

Each Friday evening in July, four otherworldly travellers will activate Heard Park and amplify the play of geometry, light and shadow created by the HYBYCOZO installation in a series of dance rituals dedicated to the four classical elements; Earth, Air, Fire and Water.

The performers appear as mystical intergalactic vikings with large costume and prop pieces that draw inspiration from mystic symbolism and the cosmos. The performances are whimsical and gently interactive, with public being invited to participate on a range of levels, from simply viewing to creating standing circles or placing stones.

Fri 12th July – Air: Incorporating themes of communication, breath and storytelling. Drawing imagery from the butterfly as a symbol of communication and the sword as a mystic symbol of air. The Travellers reference the changeable quality of wind – from a gentle breeze to a tempestuous storm.

The performance plays with ideas of floating and the contrasting sound of a sword moving quickly through air.Enjoy a hot drink in Heard Park thanks to Tin Man while you get transported to this 'other world' by the performers and then head to enjoy dinner at one of your Parnell ‘hospitality favourites’ participating in ‘Elements of Parnell’.

Many of Parnell’s much-loved eateries have created heart-warming ‘Elemental AKL-inspired’ meals created specifically for ‘Elements of Parnell’.

See you in Parnell for this magical month of food, light and mystique!

Elemental AKL is a new region-wide festival illuminating Tāmaki Makaurau during winter from 1-31 July 2019.

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