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Urban Walls

13 Oct 2022 to 31 Jan 2023
Thursday 13 Oct 6-8pm (Opening)
11 contemporary artists showcase their works pertaining to urban themes onto hoarding walls and courtyard murals.
Event type: 
Art, Exhibition
Price: 
Free
Venue: 
Link Alliance Info Centre
Address: 
1 Elliott St, City Centre
Region: 
Auckland

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This ‘Urban Walls’ exhibition showcases and celebrates diverse Tāmaki Makaurau artists who draw on the theme of urban culture and experiences – past, present and future.

The exhibition hopes that art can be a champion for reconnecting our communities into our urban spaces again and for art to be a vessel to express our individual and collective identity.

Vibrant and engaging artworks and murals will be exhibited along two sites along Victoria Street near the new Te Waihorotiu Station (Aotea) - being constructed by the Link Alliance.

On the corner of Victoria and Elliott Streets behind the Info Centre, four urban mural artists Mark Henare, Holly Mafaufau, Matt Dowman and Elliot Francis Stewart will showcase a collaborative courtyard wrap-around-mural using primarily aerosol paint and stencils.

Further up on Victoria Street West (near 55 Victoria Street West), art from seven contemporary and urban artists will be displayed along the Link Alliance’s hoarding walls.

Artists include Rekso, Tai Nimo, Bonco, Keciano, Xi Li, Dylan Blanc Huata and GK. Cavalier.

Late Night Art Celebration Event

Celebrate the Urban Walls exhibition, in urban style! With a live funk DJ, dancing, and a special artist talk!

Link Alliance is super excited to showcase new artworks and murals by 11 emerging and established local artists in the Te Waihoritiu Station site perimeter.

Exhibition artists: Rekso, Tai Nimo, Bonco, Keciano, Xi Li, Dylan Blanc Huata, GK. Cavalier, Mark Henare, Holly Mafaufau, Matt Dowman and Elliot Francis Stewart. 

This exhibition celebration event will take place on Thursday 13 October 6pm - 8pm at 1 Elliott St (Link Alliance Info Centre). All welcome. 

The City Rail Link is New Zealand’s largest infrastructure project and hopes to be the country’s largest public art project.

Part of Art in the City.

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Te Waihorotiu (Aotea) Station

11 Oct 2022