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.