Exhibition opening: Thursday 2 May, 5.00pm - 8.00pm.
Exhibition dates: Friday 3 May - Thursday 30 May, 10am - 5pm everyday.
Internationally renowned Scottish artist Rachel Maclean to show in Aotearoa New Zealand for the first time with her ground-breaking and iconic film Please, Sir... as a Gus Fisher Gallery off-site exhibition at St Kevin's Arcade on Karangahape Road.
‘Please, Sir…’ is a darkly comic adaptation of Mark Twain’s The Prince and The Pauper, exploring themes of greed, class and dependence within a cultural rhetoric of austerity and aspiration. Presented as a dual projection, the characters interact between screens, appearing to inhabit two distinct worlds. Shot entirely using green-screen, the work creates a synthetic, shape-shifting realm in which an Adidas-striped Oliver Twist mugs a Tudor Prince at knifepoint, a pauper steals £10 from the pocket of Simon Cowell and a vagrant youth is offered heroin by a well-dressed servant. Maclean is the only actor in the work and mimes to found audio plundered from a myriad of sources, including Britain’s Got Talent, Jeremy Kyle and The Apprentice. The characters wear heavy make-up, prosthetic noses and fake teeth, an appearance which sits somewhere between a Hogarth satire and the cheap-plastic grotesque of joke shop fancy-dress.
Please, Sir... (2014)
Digital video still from 25-minute, looping split-screen video
Commissioned by CCA, Glasgow
This event is part of the Auckland Art Fair programme: https://artfair.co.nz/
Exhibition opening: Thursday 2 May, 5.00pm - 8.00pm.
Parlour Spicy House Pop Up:
Join us this Friday for the opening night of our Temporary Retail Space on K Road.
-Parlour Spicy House Apparel & Accessories
-Leonard Charles playing Vinyl set
-Beer supplied by Brothers Beer
-Drinks by Karma Cola
Here for a good time not a long time.
Shop 20, 183 Karangahape Road
St. Kevins Arcade
Friday 10th of May
5pm until LATE
Come & check out the Zambesi Pop Up Store in St Kevins Arcade on Karangahape Road.
ARCHIVES, SECONDS, SAMPLES, PREVIOUS SEASON ZAMBESI & IMPORTS.
We will be open from 15th April-28th April
We will be closed for Good Friday, Easter Sunday, & for ANZAC Day.
IT'S BACK!!!! The St Kevs Thursday Night Market starts again this Thursday from 5pm! Food, art, clothes, jewellery, everything your creative heart desires. Plus all St. Kevins stores open late.
An exhibition of works by people who exhibit other people’s work for a living. #uncurated.
Uncurated is an exhibition of works by 27 Auckland creatives whose day-jobs revolve around exhibiting art and objects made by other, more important, people.
Uncurated sees these figures step out briefly from the shadows to show off their own art and objects, all created outside the hours of 9 to 5.
True to the title, expect a fun, eclectic mix of sculpture, ceramics, illustrations, textiles and other bits and pieces that otherwise have no place being displayed together.
- the #uncurated collective
ABOUT BIDDY + MAY
Biddy + May is your next beauty destination for all things clean.
A curated selection of clean beauty brands from around the globe that have been chosen with you in mind. We ensure each brand adheres to our clean ingredient standards. These brands have been chosen for their unique stories, their passion for creating outstanding skincare and make up, and their dedication to looking after our planet through their varied sustainable and social enterprise initiatives.
Biddy + May believe in safe, high-performing and clean skincare and make up. We believe in health for your skin, and in turn, health for your body.
We examine every ingredient so that you don’t need to. No toxins, no compromise.
Making the switch to clean beauty doesn’t need to be daunting - try making a start one product at a time.
Welcome to the Clean Beauty Movement, because Clean Beauty is definitely the New Black!
FRENCH83 featuring New Balance is having a sample sale along with designer pieces from Fashion Week. We will be selling both men and womenswear as well as exhibiting homeware pieces by Erin Simpson and Sugar Cube Co Girls.
FRENCH83 is a lifestyle brand and has concept stores around Auckland, Beijing and Hong Kong. All our pieces are made using traditional workmanship and quality fabric with modern design. This is a pop up not to be missed especially with the festive season just around the corner.
Join The Americus this November for the launch of their new collection. They will be selling exclusive products from different brands as well as exhibiting work from numerous artists. Local hip-hop group Omni Potent will also be performing live in week 2 of the pop up.
Follow @dr_americus and @theamericus on Instagram for more information and updates!
ABOUT OUR BRAND
Fraser Crowe pushes against trend focused fashion, thinks about the future of the planet, and designs clothing that feels gorgeous to wear.
The Fraser Crowe design team challenges the norm in their ideological approach and thinking towards the future of fashion design.
Producing high quality sustainable garments that are directional, Fraser Crowe questions traditional approaches and sites on the body with flexible designs. The inventive nature of the garments reflects a confident sophistication and timelessness. Fraser Crowe's approach to fit and sizing offers fluidity away from traditional size conventions.
As ethically and environmentally motivated designers, and lovers of clothing and textiles, the team deliberately strays from the typical fashion model. Along the supply chain Fraser Crowe's manufacturing process takes responsibility in creating authentic products that consider issues and consequences for people and the environment. Their striking designs pay homage to luxurious textiles utilising Fraser Crowe’s unique art prints, at the same time focusing on traditional crafting, employing construction techniques that promote longevity. The design process cuts patterns that minimise textile waste, while multiple functionality of the styles provide opportunities to wear the garment in more than one way; potentially extending the versatility of each item of clothing.
All Fraser Crowe products are made ethically in Aotearoa New Zealand.
ONCE OFF DESIGNER STREETWEAR SAMPLE SALE
Step Up Industries, an International brand management company will be hosting its annual sample sale. Across the week you will find unreleased samples, one-off pieces, and end of season clearance items from brands such as HUF WORLDWIDE, LRG, SPY OPTICS, and more.
There will be a big range of clothing, footwear, accessories and sunglasses, selling at up to 80% off the RRP pricing.
ABOUT MARIGOLD LANE:
We are a brand that focuses on bringing East and West together and blending the two cultures together. We believe in surrounding life with colour and embracing beauty in the everyday. Our team develops the collections for Marigold-Lane with the belief that colour is the most dynamic and easiest way to uplift. Our products are extremely rich in their heritage and are inspired from the rich heritage of the maharajas of India. We emphasize the use of natural materials and quality workmanship to suit from classical design to eclectic, modern and contemporary style. Our team makes frequent visits to India and personally handpicks our products to ensure they are unique, and exclusive maintaining a high standard of quality. We take great pride in working with women in rural areas of India where these women handstitch our products with great love and commitment.
St. K's Pop-Up is Proud to be supporting Nisa!
Nisa is an underwear label that aims to help refugee women from the bottom up. Our underwear is lovingly sewn by women from a refugee background in a sunny studio in Wellington, New Zealand.
To make the world’s best undies
Our mission is to provide them with meaningful and interesting paid work, while at the same time making kick-ass undies.
For most of our employees, working at Nisa is their very first job in New Zealand. Their language skills improve, along with their self-esteem and independence. They’re providing for their families, and catching public transport for the first time. They’re finding pride in their work, and gaining experience for potential future employment.
We care about our sourcing. We use GOTS certified organic cotton wherever we can, and we source our super soft elastics from Portugal
ABOUT PERFUME PLAYGROUND
We design plant-based, ethical fragrance for brands, people and places who share a passion for scents ability to inspire, connect and be wholly life-enhancing.
Inspired by your unique journey we freshly formulate your essence into natural fragrance ready for you to share with the world.
We highlight hero botanicals, Australasian natives when it works with your style for body, sensory experience or space.
Our design approach elevates and celebrates your inherent beauty working towards a world where everyone feels their best.
Handcrafted with love & science. For information on scent design, visit our website.
Inkycat is a small ethically run fashion label which makes clothing from recycled fabrics. Each clothing item is 100% unique. Inkycat will be selling clothing and jewellery from the winter collection “texture me” there will also be work from artist such as Melissa Gilbert who is a young artist who’s use of bold loud colours to help portray her works. She will also be doing an interactive art piece to educate on the importance of gardening.
Melody-jazz and Zanalee are a photographer and graphic designer combo who create zines based on the area they’re from (West Auckland) and pop culture. they combine photography and illustration to make people laugh, cringe or shock.
Eridani has a degree in psychology and a diploma in permaculture, and a diploma in therapeutic massage. She will offer yoga classes and one on one yoga therapy at Inky Cat.
Thievery and World are taking over the NEW St. K's Pop-Up until the 8th July! get in.
A bit about Thievery:
So you might have notice there are a lot of skulls around here...Not to be morbid or anything but death is a pretty central theme here at THIEVERY.
We live by the Latin phrase Momento Mori which means 'remember no one lives forever.' The idea came from Ancient Greek philosophers who believed that by confronting our own mortality we would live more in the moment, stress less and be all round better people.
We think they were onto something - by accepting that we're all going to end up dead, all that 9 - 5 office stress seems pretty insignificant, right?
Naturally, when we came to designing our range, we figured the skull would be appropriate. It's a reminder of what's to come, and a reminder to live while we can and treat everyone with respect because mortality is one of the few things we all have in common.
You're going to die - buy the groovy skull t-shirt!
Etta Every is cinematic and story-driven, formed by the juxtaposition of an earthy grittiness and a dreamy ethereality. This is played out in pieces that are simple, layerable and easy to wear working back with more strongly conceptual, detailed, complicated pieces. Put together, they're designed with an emphasis on comfort and practicality, but most of all to endow the wearer with a sense of safety, individuality and strength.
Playing into the cinematic dynamic of the brand, collections are designed alongside music produced by The May Project, Etta Every's musical counterpart (see here).
Etta Every is 100% made in New Zealand and committed to being kind to people, kind to New Zealand, and kind to the earth. We currently only produce in small quantities, purchasing fabrics primarily from local suppliers and supporting local business. Etta Every pieces are designed to last and designed with an eye to timelessness. If you have any questions concerning ethics we would love to hear from you: it's an important conversation.
GOOSEBOARDS - COMING TO St. K'S POP-UP
Come and Check out the great vintage boards from Gooseboards all week from the 21st - 27th May.
Why is Goose Boards Here and Why should you care?
Gooseboards started out in 2016. By a couple of dudes who were working in a co-working space called Mosaic Workshop in Morningside, Auckland, NZ.
Meet Jared - Artisan, dreamer, maker, surfer, skater, one eyed wanderer, writer and story teller, husband, adventure over money, inkling of the heart believer.
Meet Ryan - Design spinner, family lover, goose owner, recent skater, scenic route preferrer, quote sayer, photo maker, doer over sayer, non-avid reader.
We got together one day in the shared space and decided we needed to do something of our own. Something we could be proud of, that used our skill sets and to learn off each other, and somewhere to try out things that have been bubbling away in our hearts and minds for a while.
Jared: "Lets start a skate brand."
Ryan: "OK. Sounds rad. I don't skate. I'll learn"
Jared: "Yea man. It'll be awesome!"
Ryan: "Ha, yes!"
That was pretty much the process of the beginning.
Popping up this week at the arcade are a range of products from ethical brands including RACHEL MILLS (fashion locally made from surplus + organic fabrics), Petley (hand whittled kitchen utensils from gifted wood), Y-Our Hands (hand-skill workshops, locally made products, second hand finds) and more.
Register for the Wednesday workshop here:
This week St. K's Pop-Up will be home to an experiential release of Kody Nielson's 'Birthday Suite' album release.
Come in and experience the album in the flesh!
Forever twisting genre, technique and persona, Kody Nielson continues to be one of
New Zealand’s most vital musicians. Nielson’s groundbreaking production, songwriting
and exhilarating live performance with art punk pioneers The Mint Chicks helped to
secure the group fans worldwide and five New Zealand Music Awards for their 2007
gold-certified album Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No!
Since the group’s disbanding in 2010, his solo project Silicon has been praised by the
likes of Pharrell Williams and Justin Timberlake, as well as winning the prestigious Taite
Music Prize for the 2016 album Personal Computer. Alongside his work with Bic
Runga and their group Opossom, Kody has been an integral collaborator in brother
Ruban’s project Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and is presently touring with UMO as
Now, Nielson returns with Birthday Suite, notably the first full-length to be released
under his own name. Set for release via Flying Nun Records on May 9, this auspicious
release date marks Kody’s own birthday; with each of the record’s 12 songs written for
one of the artist’s family and friend’s birthday. Birthday Suite’s instrumental concept also
sees each single on the album unveiled to coincide with the namesakes on birthday.
Birthday Suite is an energetic, elaborate set of instrumental arrangements
comprised of drums, bass guitar, strings, electric piano and synthesizer. A concise and
challenging experimentation, Birthday Suite takes ques from everything from the
baroque to Afrobeat, Jazz Fusion, Psychedelic Rock and offbeat explorational sounds
while maintaining a commitment to classic songcraft and musicianship.
First single Bic’s Birthday – sees baroque melodies skating with graceful aplomb over
funky drum beats, calling to mind Wendy Carlos or CAN, while second single Ruban’s
Birthday is a short, sharp composition melding psychedelic string arrangements with
swirling drums and organ.
His constant ability to agitate and explore his own boundaries, has seen Nielson cement
his position as one of the most urgent and interesting characters in New Zealand’s
Birthday Suite by Kody Nielson is out worldwide on Flying Nun Records on May 9 2018.