22 Jun 2015

SEE YOU IN 2016

Art in the Dark is not going ahead in 2015

2 Dec 2014

Weather update Saturday 15 November

Saturday 15 November: After consulting with the MetService and Civil Defence we have decided to go ahead with the event tonight. Please note that the rains during the day have meant that we have closed all artworks that are not on the paths for your safety. To that end, please stay on the paths, wear sensible, flat shoes, and bring a brolly. The weather on Sunday looks much finer and we plan to have all artworks available then.

A special UBER deal for Art in the Dark fans
7 Nov 2014

A special UBER deal for Art in the Dark fans

Ride free to Art in the Dark!

Light Talk this Saturday at Auckland Art Gallery
7 Nov 2014

Light Talk this Saturday at Auckland Art Gallery

Art in the Dark artists Marcel Allen and Renee Warner will be giving a free talk at Auckland Art Gallery this Saturdayfor Light Show.

4 Nov 2014

Art in the Dark x Gather and Hunt - part 3!

Meet Hannah and Adelle - marketing and environmental managers for Art in the Dark - and learn about the great unplugging of 2009.

Getting to Art in the Dark
8 Nov 2014

Getting to Art in the Dark

Parking in Ponsonby is hard. Don't do it.

Art in the Dark Class of '14 - part six!
28 Oct 2014

Art in the Dark Class of '14 - part six!

Meet Art in the Dark's producer, the secret songbird with dreams of being a techie, Ella Mizrahi

28 Oct 2014

Art in the Dark x Gather and Hunt: Meet Siouxsie and Rebecca

Part two! Meet Siouxsie and Rebecca - the dream team that merge science and art!

Gif Party
20 Oct 2014

Gif Party

Just because.

20 Oct 2014

Art in the Dark X Gather and Hunt: Meet Celery

The first of our collab with Gather and Hunt, featuring our Producer and Creative Director...and a plastic bag on a lamp.

Art in the Dark: Class of '14 part five!
14 Oct 2014

Art in the Dark: Class of '14 part five!

Meet Craig. He's making an INFINITY CUBE.

Art in the Dark: Class of '14 part four!
9 Oct 2014

Art in the Dark: Class of '14 part four!

Meet science star Siouxsie Wiles! She and Rebecca Klee partnered up last year to bring us the incredible bioluminescent squid and this year they're back for bacteria-based fun.

Art in the Dark: Class of '14 part three!
7 Oct 2014

Art in the Dark: Class of '14 part three!

Meet Chris. He's an actor and comedian that you might have enjoyed a lol at (or with) when performing at the Comedy Festival in Tighty Whiteys or at SNORT improv nights at Basement Theatre.

ART IN THE DARK: CLASS OF '14, PART TWO
3 Oct 2014

ART IN THE DARK: CLASS OF '14, PART TWO

Meet Shaun - aka Madge - an animator who has worked with Google, Telecom, Louis Vuitton and Samsung to create incredible experiences. He is good at darts. Find out more about Madge and his about his work after the link.

Art in the Dark: Class of '14, part one
1 Oct 2014

Art in the Dark: Class of '14, part one

It's time to meet the Art in the Dark Class of '14 - the team of creative minds, event obsessives, scientists, glass blowers, hard-core techies and media moguls that are lighting up Art in the Dark this year. First up - our ridiculously enthused publicist, Kate Simmonds from Elephant Publicity!

MAP DOWNLOAD
25 Jul 2014

MAP DOWNLOAD

Find your way around Art in the Dark with this handy map!

25 Jul 2014

Thursday - Rained Out

Performance Schedule
25 Jul 2014

Performance Schedule

Plan your trip to Art in the Dark!

Transforming waste into WOW!
25 Jul 2014

Transforming waste into WOW!

Check out these pics of the New Light installation being created!

New Light Update
25 Jul 2014

New Light Update

It’s been a busy two weeks for students participating in the New Light Project.....

Rangitoto Beach Cleanup
25 Jul 2014

Rangitoto Beach Cleanup

Over 100 kids, a few boat rides and a whole lot of litter!

Chill, Baby, Chill!
25 Jul 2014

Chill, Baby, Chill!

Sneak a peak at Bright Calm City's road sign - wouldn't it be nice if they were this frienfly all the time?

Reza Fuard answers our quiz
25 Jul 2014

Reza Fuard answers our quiz

Film maker Reza Fuard is collaborating with Craig Neilson for his first ever Art in the Dark piece, Penduluminosity. Learn more about this Earth Set loving creative!

Lara Thomas - Work In Progress
25 Jul 2014

Lara Thomas - Work In Progress

Lara Thomas has sent through some great work-in-progress images of Lily of The Valley, her piece for Art in the Dark.

Learn more about Rebecca Klee
25 Jul 2014

Learn more about Rebecca Klee

Rebecca Klee takes the quiz! Her collaborative work with Dr Siouxsie Wiles bridges the gap between art and science...

We've Got A Secret......
Jade Du Preez takes the quiz!
25 Jul 2014

Jade Du Preez takes the quiz!

Jade Du Preez let us ask her some questions! Her work for Art in the Dark is a multi-faceted music and animation piece and - read about it here, and read about Jade's secret Japanese skills below.

Craig Neilson - star of our first Art in the Dark quiz!
25 Jul 2014

Craig Neilson - star of our first Art in the Dark quiz!

We thought you might like to get to know our artists a bit better, so we've asked them a few very important questions! First up, we have the great Craig Neilson - rapid fire laser pro and Green Party pal who can rhyme "city" with all sorts of things.

See Litter in a whole new light
25 Jul 2014

See Litter in a whole new light

Art in the Dark is teaming up with Sustainable Coastlines, Alex Bartleet and local schools for a very exciting project!

Taking back the night with light!
25 Jul 2014

Taking back the night with light!

Check out this amazing installation. LightRails.

Get Inspired to Transform Space
25 Jul 2014

Get Inspired to Transform Space

It's time to register!

A Haiku for you
25 Jul 2014

A Haiku for you

Art in the Dark was made possible by the help of our generous PledgeMe donators - thanks guys! We promised them a poem. You can read them here:

BYO TORCH
25 Jul 2014

BYO TORCH

Bring Your Own Light Supply!

THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR!
25 Jul 2014

THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR!

WOAH! Tonight at 8pm, Art in the Dark begins. Here's a list of things to look out for!

Today's Heroes
25 Jul 2014

Today's Heroes

There are some days one grossly underestimates the size of the task at hand. Today was one of those days...

VIRTUAL GARDENING
25 Jul 2014

VIRTUAL GARDENING

Garden like a pro!

Q & A with Out of the Dark & JAMES PENDERGRAST
25 Jul 2014

Q & A with Out of the Dark & JAMES PENDERGRAST

You might recognise these guys from a fancy Metro page - get to know them even better!

Q & A with Emily Priest
25 Jul 2014

Q & A with Emily Priest

Art in the Dark veteran Emily Priest is back to wow audiences with her breath-taking miniature cities.

PONSONBY PROJECTION MAPPING
25 Jul 2014

PONSONBY PROJECTION MAPPING

A stunning piece of projection mapping, put together especially for Art in the Dark by BrandSpank, Spyglass and Santos.

Q & A with Ian Hughes
25 Jul 2014

Q & A with Ian Hughes

Ian Hughes is a busy man, but he made time to answer a few questions!

Q & A with Goff Paul Van't Hof
25 Jul 2014

Q & A with Goff Paul Van't Hof

Goff, as he's affectionately known, is making milk talk. Conversation is set to be as interesting as the man himself.

Q & A with Melissa Durbin
25 Jul 2014

Q & A with Melissa Durbin

Melissa Durbin has been an Art in the Dark favourite since our first ever event. We're pretty glad she believes in flaunting your talents!

Nice day for a garden
25 Jul 2014

Nice day for a garden

Gardening. It's cheaper than the gym and you get tomatoes!

25 Jul 2014

Q & A with Melanie Kassian and Catherine Downs

Melanie and Catherine are planning on taking you off the beaten track at Art in the Dark this year, here are some things about them you wouldn't otherwise know...

 Why Solar Power is Awesome
25 Jul 2014

Why Solar Power is Awesome

We catch up with Josh Hill from Portable Solar Systems about the awesomeness of Solar Power

Q & A with Interrupt Collective
25 Jul 2014

Q & A with Interrupt Collective

Interrupt Collective make time for Q & As and top secret experiments.

Be a part of making some art
Q & A with La Lumiere
25 Jul 2014

Q & A with La Lumiere

Art in the Dark's favourite fairy-lighters La Lumiere answer a few very important questions.

SNEAK PREVIEW!!!
25 Jul 2014

SNEAK PREVIEW!!!

Q & A with Julia Oram
25 Jul 2014

Q & A with Julia Oram

Julia Oram will be a crucial part of the Art in the Dark cinema, and given the chance, she'd resurrect Queen Nefertiti.

Q &A with Hannah Jensen
25 Jul 2014

Q &A with Hannah Jensen

Hannah Jensen, artist and fisherwoman extraordinaire.

Q & A with Tiffany Singh
25 Jul 2014

Q & A with Tiffany Singh

Tiffany values the fine art of drawing a good bath.

Q & A with Jade Du Preez
25 Jul 2014

Q & A with Jade Du Preez

Art in the Dark makes Jade think about neon fish and sharks.

Q & A with Kit Webster
25 Jul 2014

Q & A with Kit Webster

International artist Kit Webster would like to see Steve Jobs as a hologram.

Q & A with Michael Wells of Tamashii Taiko Drummers
25 Jul 2014

Q & A with Michael Wells of Tamashii Taiko Drummers

Michael Wells reveals his secret Facebook addiction.

Art in the Dark is going SOLAR!
25 Jul 2014

Art in the Dark is going SOLAR!

Art in the Dark is going Solar!

Philips Design Competition Winners
25 Jul 2014

Philips Design Competition Winners

Art in the Dark is very proud to announce the winners of the Philips Lighting Design Competition, in association with AUT.

Flat Light takeaway?
25 Jul 2014

Flat Light takeaway?

Upcycling is the Midas touch for rubbish, transforming trash into treasure. It’s a practice that is used by designers and the like – including some of our very own Art in the Dark artists – to repurpose postconsumer waste and turn it into something better and prettier than it was before.

We announce the first of our Artists for 2012!
25 Jul 2014

We announce the first of our Artists for 2012!

We are excited to announce and catch up with the first of our Artists for Art in The Dark 2012 - Alexander Bartleet.

Spiders wear raindrops on their heads!
25 Jul 2014

Spiders wear raindrops on their heads!

Raindrops keep falling on your head? Don’t let this dreary weather get you down. When life gives you lemons, why not make a hat? Like these dudes.

Art In The Dark Philips Lighting Competition
25 Jul 2014

Art In The Dark Philips Lighting Competition

We're pleased as punch to present the Art in the Dark Philips Lighting Design Competition, powered by Philips Lighting with support from AUT.

Vivid - Sydney
25 Jul 2014

Vivid - Sydney

Hello, so here I am. In Sydney: the first stop on the itinerary for the Art in the Dark world research tour.

25 Jul 2014

DEADLINE!

Have you registered for Art in the Dark 2012?

JAMBALAYA
25 Jul 2014

JAMBALAYA

It's Jambalaya Week! The rhythm and dance festival features 3 nights and 2 days of music and dance workshops, live performances, theatre, art installations, international food, crafts, DJ's, bands, parties and more.

25 Jul 2014

ARTVENTURE

Congratulations are in order for two members of the Art in the Dark team! Celia Harrison, our Creative Director, and Ella Mizrahi, our Production Manager, have both been named as ArtVenture Award winners for 2012.

Melissa Durbin
25 Jul 2014

Melissa Durbin

Melissa kindly sent through some more photos of her roving, mischievous marae a while ago, and I've only just remembered to put them up! Sorry Melissa!

25 Jul 2014

Herald!

Being mentioned alongside Auckland Art Gallery and MOTAT in this weekend's Herald was a great early Christmas present!

25 Jul 2014

Julia Dub

More video from Art in the Dark has emerged, this time thanks to Julia Dub. We're especially stoked to see the footage of our incredible billboard!!

25 Jul 2014

kitten friends!

Just in case you wanted to re-live the magic!

25 Jul 2014

More video!

Another beautiful video from Art in the Dark. We love that so many people came to the event ready to make movies and were inspired enough after the event to take the time to edit and upload their footage.

MORE PHOTOS
25 Jul 2014

MORE PHOTOS

These beautiful shots were sent in by photography student, Mandy Chan.

25 Jul 2014

GALLERY

Our amazing web team, Scott Arthur and Xanthe Harrison, have set up a gallery on our site.

25 Jul 2014

TV ONE

That's us on One News. Look at The Velociteers go!

25 Jul 2014

REVIEW

Excerpts from Felicity's review of Art in the Dark 2011 for Theatreview.

25 Jul 2014

VIDEO

We are still in recovery from packing down Art in the Dark, but I promise that there will be more blog posts very soon! To tide you over, here is a great video of the event by Kaan Hiini.

11/11/11
25 Jul 2014

11/11/11

We could not have asked for a better opening night - thanks for coming and proving that Auckland is an arts capital!

25 Jul 2014

Give

Art in the Dark relies on support from generous sponsors and community members to survive. If you love Art in the Dark, and want to help it continue for years to come, visit our support page to find out how.

Photographers! Videographers!
25 Jul 2014

Photographers! Videographers!

All you photographers, videographers, get ready! It's time to crack out the cameras and come down to Western Park.

Stolen!
25 Jul 2014

Stolen!

We're a bit sad at Art in the Dark HQ today: while we were setting up in Western Park this morning, someone took a crate of very important rigging.

Pizza in the park in the dark with some art
25 Jul 2014

Pizza in the park in the dark with some art

il buco is the Artist Sponsor of Emily Priest at Art in the Dark. They have a great deal so you can enjoy a picnic dinner of pizza in the park.

Upbeat
25 Jul 2014

Upbeat

Sad because you missed Celia Harrison and Emily Priest on Upbeat today? Well, wipe those tears away because you can listen to it here, right now.

tease
25 Jul 2014

tease

What does this picture have to do with Art in the Dark? You'll have to wait and see!

GO ON
25 Jul 2014

GO ON

Let us know if your coming to Art in the Dark

teacups
25 Jul 2014

teacups

The amazing Annabel Harrison performed her beautiful tea cup dance at our launch on Tuesday.

Time to RSVP
25 Jul 2014

Time to RSVP

Coming to Art in the Dark? We'd love it if you could RSVP on our newly minted Facebook event.

LAUNCH
25 Jul 2014

LAUNCH

Despite the rain, tonnes of friends, sponsors and artists descended on the beautiful Barrio to launch Art in the Dark last night.

WIN THINGS!
25 Jul 2014

WIN THINGS!

Win an Art in the Dark Prize Pack worth $250!

Q&A
25 Jul 2014

Q&A

The ladies at Ruby have popped up a Q&A with artist Lia.

25 Jul 2014

Calling all volunteers

We can't make an event like this work without a little help from our friends.

15 days to go!
25 Jul 2014

15 days to go!

Only fifteen days to go until Art in the Dark hits town!

Trev!
25 Jul 2014

Trev!

Trevor Reive, creator of the poetry garden that graced Art in the Dark 2010 has started posting his poetry online.

Another Way
25 Jul 2014

Another Way

Brydee Rood's thought provoking piece, The Find Another Way Barricade attracted a lot of viewers at Art in the Dark last year.

Black & White
25 Jul 2014

Black & White

I'm so excited to show you these beautiful black and white images of Art in the Dark 2010. I found them on Sam Stradwick's Flickr page a couple of weeks ago and have been waiting with baited breath for the opportunity to post them.

Join us
25 Jul 2014

Join us

Volunteering for Art in the Dark is fun! Get up close and personal with the artworks, hang out in a park all day, tell people not to touch fragile power cables - it's a blast!

25 Jul 2014

Sneaky

Che has posted a sneak peek (if you can peek at an audio track) of his and Will's piece up on his blog.

25 Jul 2014

In Flagrante

Lara Fischel Chisholm is a truly multi-talented artist, and she's going to show off her dance and burlesque talents tonight at The Basement Theatre.

I write for my shadow
25 Jul 2014

I write for my shadow

Kristina Levings and Sarah Harris collaborated with local poet Tourettes for Art in the Dark 2010. Their piece was a highlight of the weekend, with visitors to Western Park settling into the valley to watch the whole projection unfold.

25 Jul 2014

ANIMATED

Trawling the internet last night I happened upon Simon Lieschke's photos and videos from Art in the Dark 2010.

25 Jul 2014

VIDEO

Video made by Max Volt - thanks!

FIRST THURSDAYS
25 Jul 2014

FIRST THURSDAYS

We set up at a little display in St Kevins arcade for First Thursdays last week to spread the word about Art in the Dark.

Trick or Treat 2010
25 Jul 2014

Trick or Treat 2010

Returning artist Melissa Durbin proved her stamina and commitment to the Art in the Dark cause with her 2010 interactive performance piece, Trick or Treat.

Nightshade 2010
25 Jul 2014

Nightshade 2010

Nightshade, by Shian Perawiti and Rose Watson, provided a space for people to gather and relax during Art in the Dark 2010.

Moo Chandelier 2010
25 Jul 2014

Moo Chandelier 2010

The Moo Chandelier was Hamish Stirrat, Callum Dowie and Jun Tsujimoto's creation for the last Art in the Dark.

This time last year
25 Jul 2014

This time last year

It's crazy to think that this time last year we were readying ourselves for the first ever Art in the Dark.

Best Awards
25 Jul 2014

Best Awards

Celia Harrison, the smarty-pants who came up with Art in the Dark, won a Gold Award for Best Spatial Design in the Student category for the inaugural Art in the Dark event at this year's Best Design Awards on Friday night.