Auckland Arts Festival’s Whānui

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Following the success of the inaugural Whānui programme in the 2017 Auckland Arts Festival, 2018 sees five projects created by members of Auckland’s many communities, coming to life in March.

Taking place from East to West and North to South, in Glen Innes, Flat Bush, Albany, Māngere and Blockhouse Bay, and including hundreds of participants, the 2018 Whānui projects aim to bridge generational gaps and offer creative dialogue for Auckland’s diverse communities.

This year’s projects include a sculpture installation, an outdoor mural preserving the stories of yesterday, a brave new piece of documentary theatre exploring the process of ageing through the eyes of young people, a performance highlighting parallels between traditional Sāmoan oratory customs and contemporary Hip-Hop, and three-days of “artivism” in response to the impact of housing redevelopment in the Tāmaki area.

For more information and tickets for 2018’s projects please visit



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