Thursday, January 28, 2010

First Thursdays

First Thursdays Auckland debuted in St Kevin’s Arcade on 3 Dec last year when Cleo organised a line-up of artists including painters ranging from street style to pop surrealists, Brazilian dancers and even a glass blower to captivate what turned out to be a more than 900-strong audience of onlookers and buyers who turned up throughout the evening.

The 2010 schedule for First Thursdays Auckland kicks off on Thursday 4 February with a similarly impressive line-up of artists featuring exhibitors such as Amy Walker whose work is described as a cross between Picasso and pop art, Frida Kahlo-inspired crafter of jewellery Miriam Ramos and live hip hop-based band Numbers.

“It’s a platform for emerging artists who may not otherwise get into galleries which gives them confidence," says Cleo, “and it’s fun for established artists, because it offers them a different type of space.”

1 comment:

Lauren Orlina said...

Thanks for the post! We had a very successful second show and we featured some amazing craftwork including felted soaps and scarves, beautiful handmade knickers, hats and more.

Looking for more crafty people to include in our next show 4 March. ;)