Art in the Dark is not going ahead in 2015
Art in the Dark is not going ahead in 2015
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.
Ride free to Art in the Dark!
Art in the Dark artists Marcel Allen and Renee Warner will be giving a free talk at Auckland Art Gallery this Saturdayfor Light Show.
Meet Hannah and Adelle - marketing and environmental managers for Art in the Dark - and learn about the great unplugging of 2009.
Parking in Ponsonby is hard. Don't do it.
Meet Art in the Dark's producer, the secret songbird with dreams of being a techie, Ella Mizrahi
Part two! Meet Siouxsie and Rebecca - the dream team that merge science and art!
The first of our collab with Gather and Hunt, featuring our Producer and Creative Director...and a plastic bag on a lamp.
Meet Craig. He's making an INFINITY CUBE.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Find your way around Art in the Dark with this handy map!
Plan your trip to Art in the Dark!
Check out these pics of the New Light installation being created!
It’s been a busy two weeks for students participating in the New Light Project.....
Over 100 kids, a few boat rides and a whole lot of litter!
Sneak a peak at Bright Calm City's road sign - wouldn't it be nice if they were this frienfly all the time?
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 has sent through some great work-in-progress images of Lily of The Valley, her piece for Art in the Dark.
Rebecca Klee takes the quiz! Her collaborative work with Dr Siouxsie Wiles bridges the gap between art and science...
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.
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.
Art in the Dark is teaming up with Sustainable Coastlines, Alex Bartleet and local schools for a very exciting project!
Check out this amazing installation. LightRails.
It's time to register!
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:
Bring Your Own Light Supply!
WOAH! Tonight at 8pm, Art in the Dark begins. Here's a list of things to look out for!
There are some days one grossly underestimates the size of the task at hand. Today was one of those days...
Garden like a pro!
You might recognise these guys from a fancy Metro page - get to know them even better!
Art in the Dark veteran Emily Priest is back to wow audiences with her breath-taking miniature cities.
A stunning piece of projection mapping, put together especially for Art in the Dark by BrandSpank, Spyglass and Santos.
Ian Hughes is a busy man, but he made time to answer a few questions!
Goff, as he's affectionately known, is making milk talk. Conversation is set to be as interesting as the man himself.
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!
Gardening. It's cheaper than the gym and you get tomatoes!
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...
We catch up with Josh Hill from Portable Solar Systems about the awesomeness of Solar Power
Interrupt Collective make time for Q & As and top secret experiments.
Art in the Dark's favourite fairy-lighters La Lumiere answer a few very important questions.
Julia Oram will be a crucial part of the Art in the Dark cinema, and given the chance, she'd resurrect Queen Nefertiti.
Hannah Jensen, artist and fisherwoman extraordinaire.
Tiffany values the fine art of drawing a good bath.
Art in the Dark makes Jade think about neon fish and sharks.
International artist Kit Webster would like to see Steve Jobs as a hologram.
Michael Wells reveals his secret Facebook addiction.
Art in the Dark is going Solar!
Art in the Dark is very proud to announce the winners of the Philips Lighting Design Competition, in association with AUT.
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 are excited to announce and catch up with the first of our Artists for Art in The Dark 2012 - Alexander Bartleet.
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.
We're pleased as punch to present the Art in the Dark Philips Lighting Design Competition, powered by Philips Lighting with support from AUT.
Hello, so here I am. In Sydney: the first stop on the itinerary for the Art in the Dark world research tour.
Have you registered for Art in the Dark 2012?
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.
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 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!
Being mentioned alongside Auckland Art Gallery and MOTAT in this weekend's Herald was a great early Christmas present!
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!!
Just in case you wanted to re-live the magic!
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.
These beautiful shots were sent in by photography student, Mandy Chan.
Our amazing web team, Scott Arthur and Xanthe Harrison, have set up a gallery on our site.
That's us on One News. Look at The Velociteers go!
Excerpts from Felicity's review of Art in the Dark 2011 for Theatreview.
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.
We could not have asked for a better opening night - thanks for coming and proving that Auckland is an arts capital!
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.
All you photographers, videographers, get ready! It's time to crack out the cameras and come down to Western Park.
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.
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.
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.
What does this picture have to do with Art in the Dark? You'll have to wait and see!
Let us know if your coming to Art in the Dark
The amazing Annabel Harrison performed her beautiful tea cup dance at our launch on Tuesday.
Coming to Art in the Dark? We'd love it if you could RSVP on our newly minted Facebook event.
Despite the rain, tonnes of friends, sponsors and artists descended on the beautiful Barrio to launch Art in the Dark last night.
Win an Art in the Dark Prize Pack worth $250!
The ladies at Ruby have popped up a Q&A with artist Lia.
We can't make an event like this work without a little help from our friends.
Only fifteen days to go until Art in the Dark hits town!
Trevor Reive, creator of the poetry garden that graced Art in the Dark 2010 has started posting his poetry online.
Brydee Rood's thought provoking piece, The Find Another Way Barricade attracted a lot of viewers at Art in the Dark last year.
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.
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!
Che has posted a sneak peek (if you can peek at an audio track) of his and Will's piece up on his blog.
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.
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.
Trawling the internet last night I happened upon Simon Lieschke's photos and videos from Art in the Dark 2010.
Video made by Max Volt - thanks!
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.
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, by Shian Perawiti and Rose Watson, provided a space for people to gather and relax during Art in the Dark 2010.
The Moo Chandelier was Hamish Stirrat, Callum Dowie and Jun Tsujimoto's creation for the last Art in the Dark.
It's crazy to think that this time last year we were readying ourselves for the first ever Art in the Dark.
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.