Big Day Art
Saturday, 08 Jun, 10 a.m.All events
Family. Free entry
Auckland Art Gallery
Celebrate the 5th Auckland Triennial with a special day of free programmes and events for all ages.
Big Day Art: If you were to live here…
Sat 8 June
Celebrate the 5th Auckland Triennial with a special day of programmes and events inspired by contemporary art from New Zealand and around the world. Enjoy performances, take part in hands-on activities and explore the Triennial. The Big Day Art is a day for all ages and is free of charge.
Join architecture students from the University of Auckland and experiment with ideas and materials in response to design challenges. We will have activity stations set up all day so drop-in and stay as long as you like.
Film Screening, 11am and 1pm
The Film Archive
Historical footage, selected by Paula Booker and presented in response to the Triennial theme, provides a thought provoking and humorous look back at Auckland. With live piano accompaniment by William Green. 55 minutes duration
Gallery Explorers, 11am–3pm
Get hands-on and create your own art exploration device to help transport you into the world of art.
Sound Performance, 11.30am
Join artist Sam Morrison for a sound performance in the North Atrium and stick around afterwards for a chance to make your own experimental music.
The Lab, Chartwell Gallery
Hear Auckland based designer Sarosh Mulla discuss projects by his experimental design collective OH.NO.SUMO, who have created highly immersive work such as Cupcake Pavillion, Paper Sky and Stairway Cinema.
Dance Performance, 2.30pm
Identity Dance Crew
Join 2013 Street Dance New Zealand national champions for a performance in the North Atrium.
And check out these events at our nearby 5th Auckland Triennial partner venues.
Calligraphy Workshop, 12–2pm
George Fraser Gallery
Create your own calligraphy in this hands-on session inspired by the work of Triennial artists, the Yangjiang Group.
Saxophone performance, 1–2pm
Gus Fisher Gallery
Hear a live saxophone performance in Anri Sala’s Triennial work, 3-2-1.
Auckland Art Gallery
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is New Zealand's premier art gallery. The Gallery leads the Auckland Triennial and was a founding partner in the event. It is proud to foster art practice through the commissioning of new artists' projects, and to present contemporary art in a national and international context. The multi award-winning Gallery building is also home to collections of historical, modern and contemporary New Zealand and international art.