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23 October 2014


From 11am until late every day of Auckland Arts Festival 2015

The hub of the Festival, the TimeOut Festival Garden in the Heart of the City will be pumping out the good stuff every day and night of the Festival, as well as playing host to the spectacular Paradiso Spiegeltent. By far the best place to meet fellow Festival goers, spot artists and soak up the atmosphere, the TimeOut Festival Garden is great for eats, beats and brews of every description including Brancott Estate wines and Rekorderlig ciders.

Two art works have been commissioned especially for Auckland Arts Festival 2015, and will define the TimeOut Garden space, from 4 –- 22 March.

Visitors will be rapt with Niki Hastings-MacFall’s Fale Ula, a gorgeous installation of Samoan lei and native birdsong, bringing the Garden alive with colour and sound, and sponsored by the Manukau Institute of Technology.

It will be kept company by the mysterious characters in Lisa Reihana’s stunning and provocative video work, Tai Whetuki:House of Death on the Garden’s Big Silver Screen.

By day the TimeOut Festival Garden is Auckland’s most brightly adorned family picnic spot; by night it’s perfect for a soiree under the stars.

iHEARTRADIO SOUND LOUNGE  – Free music nearly every day of Auckland Arts Festival 2015 will add to the atmosphere of the Garden: at lunchtimes, pre-shows in the early evening and in-between!

Jazz, indie-pop, Pasifika sounds, classical, soul, funk and New Orleans street music are ready to roll at the iHEARTRADIO Sound Lounge.  With a mixture of emerging artists, fresh new musical flavours from across Auckland and more than a few extra surprises, you won’t want to be anywhere else but at the iHEARTRADIO Sound Lounge.

FAMILY GARDEN TIME – Every weekend of the Festival 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Become Garden regulars for three activity-filled weekend mornings at Family Garden Time. You and your kids can listen to storytellers, play games, learn a dance or create some art as part of our wonderful programme of fun FREE family events.  Visit www.aaf.co.nz in February 2015 for the schedule.



Fale Ula

WHEN: Daily


Tai Whetuki: House of Death

WHEN: Daily


iHEARTRADIO Sound Lounge

WHEN: Daily


Family Garden  Time

WHEN:  Every weekend, 10.30am to 12.30pm




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