Welcome to Festival Zone for late April 2022.

Music at Image Auckland [tamaki makaurau] 2022

Image AKL

image auckland  [tamaki makaurau] is a new project brand for AFP 'Celebrating cultural connections – In your time, at your own pace – Discover, learn and experience.'

Outdoor, online and in venue exhibitions that showcase music photography are featured throughout next month, and new ones starting during the Festival.

Chris Traill; Hato Petera College 1992

 Chris Traill - People, Posers and Performers

Billboards have been a key part of the way performance, concerts, gigs, community Festivals have been promoted over the years, there's even an iconic publication called "Billboard" in the USA, and we are delighted to have a wonderful billboard exhibition in the Silo Park area, from 12 May featuring the well known Auckland photographer, Chris Traill.

Image Auckland is proud to present this vibrant outdoor showcase of music themed photography, all of which is the work of Auckland based photographer, Chris Traill.

Chris has a career spanning four decades. There may be no other photographer in Aotearoa who has covered as many different live music events. His archive includes images from Rock Concerts, Big Day Outs, Rockquests, Parachute Festivals, Hip Hop Summits, Polyfests, Pasifika Festivals, Kapahaka Festivals, International Cultural Festivals, Diwalis, Womads, Raggamuffins etc...the list goes on. Image above "Hato Petera College, 1992".

Celebrating cultural connections – In your time, at your own pace – Discover, learn and experience.

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Queens Wharf - 2021 Music Photography Award

Image AKL

Presented exclusively by Image Auckland [tamaki makaurau] and Eke Panuku Development. Celebrating cultural connections – In your time, at your own pace – Discover, learn and experience.

Music Photo; Bevan Triebels - QWF Fence

Image by Bevan Triebels; Julia Deans intimate session at The Shelter 2020

image auckland [tamaki makaurau]  with thanks to Eke Panuku Development, presents selected and winning photographs from 2021's Aotearoa Music Photography Award.

The exhibition, curated by Elaine Smith, is part of AFP's ongoing commitment to supporting the Aotearoa NZ music photography scene. The images in 2021's Music Photography Award were taken by professional and amateur photographers at live gigs, concerts and festivals, backstage, and community events. All genres and styles of photography were welcome as long as they were music related.

Entries for the Second annual Music Photography Award | Whakaahua Puoro Toa are now open, with cash prizes of $1500 and $750 on offer. Submit your photo

  Panuku Development

Takapuna - Musical Walk

Image Auckland and I Love Takapuna presents a special exhibition celebrating Music, Concerts and Performances in New Zealand. The exhibition is a selection of entries from the first Aotearoa Music Photography Award in 2021 in a walk-by street exhibition in the heart of Takapuna from May to July 2022.

Take a stroll around Hurstmere Road and see the 30 images we've selected from the 2021 Music Photography Award entries.

Takapuna Music

Image by David Rowland, taken at Aotearoa NZ band Six60's April 24, 2021, performance at Auckland's Eden Park in front of 50,000 people. The concert was a remarkable finale to the band's national tour and the first-ever concert at the venue.

Thanks to I Love Takapuna logo and the exhibiting photographers, selected by Elaine Smith. Presented exclusively by Image Auckland [tamaki makaurau] and I Love Takapuna. Celebrating cultural connections – In your time, at your own pace – Discover, learn and experience.

Rykenberg's Musicians

The Auckland Festival of Photography is delighted to present, from the Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections, a selection of music-themed images from the John Rykenberg collection. Outdoors at Silo 7, Wynyard Quarter.

John Rykenberg Collection; Howard Morrison

Howard Morrison at the Station Hotel, 1971 (Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections 1269-19711229-13)

Curated by Elaine Smith.

Online exhibitions - View now

We're live with this new online section, with great remote viewing, reads, and participation talks. From all over the world including from cities around NZ, Australia, Canada, USA, UK and Germany.

New Zealand's representative artist at this year's 59th Venice Biennale, Yuki Kihara, is represented by Dunedin's Milford Galleries, who are participating here. "Small island ecologies, climate change, queer rights, Gauguin’s gaze, intersectionality and decolonization; these are just some of the topics explored by award-winning interdisciplinary artist Yuki Kihara".

Yuki Kihara; Disorder

In Venue Exhibitions - Preview

May sees the start of a few Festival in venue exhibitions, see full calendar for more.

Kedron Parker; New Lynn

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