Friday 18 March 2011

Art after dark

Last weekend the Gallery stayed open late - really late - as part of the Auckland Festival's White Night events programme.

The Gallery was open til midnight, with a whole range of family-friendly activities laid on.

We were staggered by the amazing public response - around 1400 people stopped by for an evening of art, stories, colour and sound!

Here are a few images of the evening:

The puppet shows were a huge success - and the high ratio of adults in the audience proved it was fun for all ages!

Making tin-can telephones to commemorate the building's history as a telephone exchange

Crowds gather to participate in an African drumming session

Sound artists created soundscapes in response to of some of the artworks on display

Thank you to everyone who came along, and to our staff for staying up late and dealing with the crowds!

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