Reflecting on the Rosebank Artwalk Project

Saturday, 18 May, 1 p.m.
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The Lab. Free entry
Auckland Art Gallery

Saturday 18 May 1:00-3:00pm
Reflecting on the Rosebank Artwalk Project. (Marcus Williams curator with artists).
The Rosebank Artwalk project began with the premise that through a better knowledge of place communities grow and that culture is the mechanism by which this occurs. The project is centered in the industrial precinct and suburban area of Rosebank Rd in Auckland, built over an estuarine peninsula of significant ecological worth and geological interest; the site of the oldest market gardens in Auckland. In the western reaches of the upper Waitemata Harbour, Rosebank Peninsula has the Whau river on its western side, Pollen Island and Motu Manawa Marine Reserve at the northern end and Avondale Racecourse at its southern end. It has a business district with over 400 companies involved in service industries and light manufacturing from industrial ceramics, German Sour Dough Bread and kayaks. As part of the 2012 Auckland Arts Festival twenty five designers, artists or art collectives, working with key community groups, developed work in relation to this place. This discussion, takes the opportunity of the shared geography of both the Muddy Urbanism Lab and the Rosebank Project as a starting point to reflect on art, culture and place.