Bug Lab
Nov
29
to Dec 19

Bug Lab

The installation of an art piece that creates awareness around the upcoming Auckland Zoo Bug Lab exhibition. The installation in Silo park is from 29th November – 19th December and the exhibition will open at Auckland Zoo on 20th of December. 

The installation consists of a 9m x 9m spider web made from UV rope, with the addition of floodlights to illuminate the web after dark.

During the day the web will be a huge draw card for children and adults alike – a 9m x 9m white spider web displaying itself in all it’s glory on the gantry, conveniently located near the vicinity of a playground and the Silo Park markets. At night the installation will illuminate and almost sparkle – with the UV rope being illuminated with black lights so the web will glow.

Not only is this spider web visually striking, it’s  as close to accurate as a 9mx 9m rope spider web can be! TePapa’s spider experts have curated our designs so to ensure the final result is as close to how a real Katipo Spider web would be formed in pattern.

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Humans of South Auckland
Dec
2
to Dec 22

Humans of South Auckland

Come down and see the Humans of South Auckland Installation – an exhibition of photographic portraits with accompanying stories hung/attached to the walls of Silo 7.

Based on Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York Facebook page, Humans of South Auckland aims to develop hope and pride in the South Auckland community by sharing stories of people as individuals, not stereotypes or statistics.

Dates and times
2 December – 22 December 2017
A free, all ages event open 24/7

For more information see Humans of South Auckland on Facebook or visit their website

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Into the Underworld
Dec
9
to Dec 24

Into the Underworld

Beneath the banality of Auckland’s sprawling suburbia, there lies an ancient subterranean world.

Into the Underworld is an art-science collaboration between digital artist Chirag Jindal and speleologist Peter Crossley, and follows 2 years of advanced 3D scanning research into the lava caves under the suburbs of Mount Albert, Three Kings, Mount Eden, Mangere and One Tree Hill. For 3 weeks only in December, the caves will be presented in an exhibition of immersive panoramic prints, moving images and 3d-printed models, revealing the sublime and uncanny narrative of the city’s volcanic underground. 

The exhibition will also feature screenings of "Meet Peter," a 2017 fresh shorts documentary by filmmaker Gemma Duncan on Peter and his life documenting over 200 caves across the city. Through artful cinematography, the film accounts the derelict state of these forgotten sites, but frames them within the beauty of their fossilised lava flows.

Join us for the opening night on Friday the 8th of December and RSVP here.

The exhibition will be open from midday onwards from Saturday 9th December - Sunday 24th December @ Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter. Closing times are 10pm from the 9th-20th, and midnight from the 21st-23rd. 

Please note that the exhibition will close at 4pm on Christmas Eve. 

For more info visit www.intotheunderworld.co.nz or follow @intotheunderworld.nz on Instagram.

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