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adults in the Auckland region. This exhibition is organised by a group from Henderson’s homeless community and features their art, craft, music and spoken word. It is the culmination of a longer project, in partnership with Waipareira Trust, which has provided a space for the homeless to spend time in an arts drop-in centre with materials, support and supervision. The exhibition opens on October 9, 4-8pm with viewing on October 10, 10am - 4pm. Projectspace, Corban Estate Arts Centre And for

younger people,

snapshotwest showcases some of the great ways young people out west are

being creative. It includes exhibitions of artwork and photography together with opportunities to 'have a go'. October 17, 10am - 4pm, Corban Estate Arts Centre And last but not least, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, as

it draws close to its first anniversary, has two remarkable exhibitions which continue through October. HaaPoom, by Seung Yul Oh, takes its title from the Korean word

for ‘yawn’, an infectious and often involuntary act. It is also a nod to the wind as a defining characteristic of West Auckland and reflects Oh’s keen interest in expansion, growth, kinetic forces and latent potential through the lightest of materials – air. This is a not to be missed experience of contemporary art at its best; sensual, surprising and challenging. The Brain, curated by artist Christina Read, is an exhibition of

video works presented within a sculptural installation, designed and constructed by artist Paul Cullen in partnership with CIRCUIT. Sixteen single-channel video works explore landscapes of perception and cognition, tangible thoughts, altered states, phantom limbs, TV brains, dream archives, memory files, language and the mind body connection.

An independent publisher and “book artist” based in Titirangi has launched a Boosted campaign to help raise funds so she can exhibit at the upcoming international Book Fair on

Frankfurt October

14-18. “I’m just passing the

hat around and saying can you help an artist fulfil a dream?” says Liz Constable. She has set a target

of $2000 and is seeking donations of whatever amount people wish to give. “I’ve taken on a newcomer package at the Fair. I did get invited

to go on the New Zealand stand but I felt that I had to showcase my own brand. Being a book artist, it’s more than just about the book, it’s about how I present myself and my booth will reflect that.”

Liz plans to unveil her new release One Small Drop at the

Frankfurt fair. She describes it as “a book about a family lost in the darkness of their own unhappiness and how they find their way back to love.” Liz says the seed for the book idea came from her aunt who has since died. As she passed away, her last words were “I see a door”. Liz was curious to know where her aunt went when she went through the door and started writing regularly at her ‘local’, the Hardware Café. One Small Drop is the first in a series of books that will be

released over time. – Sarah Sparks For more information go to:

projects/frankfurt-book-fair and http://www.bookartstudios.


Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 November 2015 | 10am – 4pm

Open Studios Waitākere 2015 is a weekend opportunity for artists resident in the Waitākere Ranges Local Board area to open their studios to the public.

With over 60 artists involved, and 40 studios from Huia to Henderson Valley, Titirangi to Te Henga, it’s going to be an inspiring weekend out and about.

The weekend provides visitors with the chance to meet local artists, see art in action, purchase local artwork and learn about the creative process.

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Visit some of Waitākere’s most celebrated artists, including sculptors, painters, illustrators, ceramic artists and photographers.

Look out for the event brochure, tour map and app to be released mid-October.

For more information visit or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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