Archive for the ‘NZ Design & Art Events’ Category

Art In The Dark – Open Late

UPDATE – Due to rain Art in The Dark is now on the 8th and 9th. We will now be open late on Friday the 8th.

This Thursday & Friday night is the annual Art In The Dark event at Western Park. Because thats just across the road, we will be staying open late until 10pm (7th and 8th November).

So come and check out what will be a primo night of art and light and awesomeness in “West” Ponsonby.

Here is a short video made of last years Art in The Dark by Natasha Vermeulen


Safe & Sound – Nike Sneaker Charity Art Auction


One Percent Collective, a not­for­profit charity that makes it easy for people to donate 1% of their income to charity (and founded by Pat Shepherd), is collaborating with W1 to launch a very unique art project with proceeds going direct to charity.

‘Safe in Sound’ sets the finest Kiwi artists, graphic designers, tattooists and graffiti writers loose on the complicated canvas of a pair of white Nike Air Force 1 trainers. Each artist will paint a pair of trainers with their own bespoke artwork and for the month of August, Aucklanders can admire the footwear flair on display in Japanese Bar, Fukuko, and the Nike Britomart store.

Artists include Otiz Frizell, Billy Apple + Inhouse Design, Dean and Dan Sacred of Sacred Tattoo, Rainbow Monkey, Component & Trust Me of Cut Collective, Owen Dippie, Melissa Sharplin and Elliot Stewart.


Late Night at 62 Ponsonby Road

Come on down to 62 Ponsonby Road this Thursday night for a drink, and explore our refreshed shop plus the other great crew at #62.

Bioattic has set up in the garage and sells terrariums, bonsais and a range of beauty products called Petalhead. This is  horticulture inspiration on another level! Bob and Friends is in the old Wunder Kama space upstairs (where we first poped up) and has an exclusive collection of UK designer furniture and giftware. Plus Wendy and her 62 Retro & Vintage shop on the street front has a lifetime collection of clothing and collectables.

So liven up your week, come and have a drink, meet the crew, and explore all the goods on offer.

Facebook Event Page

62 Ponsonby Road, 5pm -8pm, Thursday 20th.

Styling & Photography  by Places & Graces


Margaret Petchell Solo Exhibition

Next week will be the first exhibition in the garage entry at 62 Ponsonby Road! Local artist Margaret Petchell paints large scale birds on canvas. This is her first solo show. Come down and check it out.

Monday @ 6pm. Eats by Little & Friday, Drinks by Kim Crawford.

Limited Edition Prints available on the night too. Lots of easy parking right outside, the show is up for one week only, so pop in during the week to see these big paintings up close!



Originals & Art Prints by Holly Roach

The talented screen print artist Holly Roach has an exhibition on at Mixt in Kingsland next week as part of the Kingsland Karnival. Details below plus a sneak peek  of some original screen prints that will be available, along with a curated selection of her top giclee fine art prints. Get along and see Holly’s work in the real!

Holly Roach Art Prints


Holly Roach Art Prints


Art in the Dark, Fri/Sat night Ponsonby

Were’re excited! This Friday and Saturday night is the annual Art in the Dark event at Western Park on Ponsonby Road. It is a night of warm fuzzy art loving creative goodness. Get on down, support your local creative talent.

And if you need a hot choc to keep ya toasty come on over to our pop up. The garage door will be up! Bart Ruston will be serving up the brews. Here’s a short vid shot & edited by Natasha Vermeulen from Art in the Dark 2011.


Behind the scenes: relaunch video

One month ago we relaunched, it feels like yesterday, here is a behind the scenes peek at the launch day.

Studio Alexander & endemicworld took four weeks to conceptualize, plan, gain sponsorship, and create this relaunch in the basement of Imperial Lane, Auckland, NZ. Within each of the four ‘room’ scenes, a computer displayed the new website, while recording the event time-lapse style without anyone knowing.

This is a 20 hour day in 2:30 minutes.

Filmed & edited by Natasha Vermeulen.
Shot with Canon 5D mark II and iMac desktop cameras.
Music: No Life on Saturn by Bastard Jazz

Get 20% off your next order, just enter “1month” during checkout, ends 20th August.



Relaunch @ Imperial Lane

On Wednesday night last week we had a launch event to celebrate the new direction and website. Artists, designers, media, friends & family all joined in on what was an amazing night. Here are some photos!

The space was an empty concrete basement beneath Imperial Lane in downtown Auckland, there were some great spaces that naturally framed up some of the big prints on display.


There were four sets. Each one showing off a particular taste or style of art prints. Each set had a mac to browse the new site. This was the apartment.


This was the kitchen.


This was the villa lounge.


This was the kids room.


Kate Alexander (endemicworld), Sparrow Phillips (Component) & Elliot Alexander (endemicworld)


Helen Mclaren (Erupt Prints) & Alice Berry.


Natasha Vermeulen (endemicworld), Alice Lines & Nicholas Burrowes (Homestyle Magazine)


We had big videos projected onto the basement walls.


There was a brief speech.


All who attended got to take home a limited edition print called “Twice As Nice”. It was a collaboration by Alana Broadhead (Foundry) & Natasha Vermeulen. An edition of 150, signed & numbered just for the night.


Thanks to all who helped out and came along and especially to all the friendly sponsors Imperial Lane, Invivo Wines, Epic Beer and Prolam Framing.