In the Cloud with Auckland Art Fair

The Vivian

The Vivian

Auckland Art Fair at The Cloud, Queens Wharf

Auckland Art Fair at The Cloud, Queens Wharf

 
Nounman by PĀNiA! in association with Mokopōpaki and Francis McWhannell

Nounman by PĀNiA! in association with Mokopōpaki and Francis McWhannell

 
 
Martin Browne Contemporary

Martin Browne Contemporary

 
Parlour Projects

Parlour Projects

 
 

This year’s Auckland Art Fair ran from May 1-5.

Artists and exhibitors were from Shanghai, Australia, Jakarta, Santiago, and New Zealand. Paintings were popular, along with a few sculptures, ceramics and photography.

I've been living in Auckland for a while now, and this was the second time I've heard about it, so we decided to visit on a Friday afternoon.

The setting was intimate. The amount of artwork moderate enough not to overwhelm. There’s The Daily Bread & Coffee Supreme if you get hungry.

A few works I enjoyed: One, in particular, was Dale Frank's 'She was always able to fool herself'. It's a mesmerising vision of a pool of moody and earthy colours. Created on perspex, the reflective quality that gives it a dynamic feel.

The sculptural works from The Vivian were intriguing as well. I’m inspired to visit their gallery in Matakana.

Also, hypnotising was 'Nothing is black, nothing is grey' by Liat Yossifor.

Visiting the art fair is a great idea if you enjoy contemporary art. Do plan your visit with artist talks and panel discussions in mind to make the most out of it. We didn’t as we went on a whim, but will do exactly that for next year.

 
Art Bookshop at Auckland Art Fair 2019
Samoa House Library |  ngātahi

Samoa House Library | ngātahi

 
Art Bookshop

Art Bookshop

 
 
Galerie pompom and The Egg & Dart

Galerie pompom and The Egg & Dart

She was always able to fool herself  by Dale Frank at Gow Langsford Gallery

She was always able to fool herself by Dale Frank at Gow Langsford Gallery

 
Nothing is black, nothing is grey  by Liat Yossifor at Fox Jensen McCrory

Nothing is black, nothing is grey by Liat Yossifor at Fox Jensen McCrory