Be inspired by the creative young artists taking part in the Eye Spy. See their creativity flourish as they learn about photography and explore the world through a camera lens.
Forty children aged between 6-12 years from neighbourhoods all across the city, are taking part in photography workshops led by some of Auckland’s most exciting photographers: Jos Wheeler, Emily Mafile’o, Raymond Sagapolutele, and Brendan Kitto.
The photographers will share their knowledge and expertise with the young artists including how to use their very own digital cameras in many creative ways. Over the period of a week, the young artists are encouraged to explore and reveal aspects of their lives and the things that matter to them through the medium of photography.
A selection of photographs taken and curated by the young artists are exhibited during the Festival.
See the exhibitions at the following venues:
Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple: 8-26 March
16 Stancombe Road, Flat Bush, Manukau
Northart: 8- 23 March
Norman King Square, Northcote Shopping Centre, Northcote
Otara Leisure Centre: 8-22 March
Newbury St, Otara, Auckland 2023
Corban Estate Arts Centre: 17-20 March
426 Great North Road, Henderson 0612
Auckland Arts Festival, Festival Garden: 8-26 March
301 Queen St, Aotea Square
Come along to see the young artist’s creativity flourish and to view the world from their perspective.
Follow the children’s progress and be inspired
Eye Spy is part of the Auckland Arts Festival’s Whānui programme.
Whānui is a communal adventure: a collection of participatory arts projects in which an amazing mix of people who call Auckland home create, join in with and experience artworks in the many spaces and places that form our neighbourhoods – parks, streets, town centres, marae and places of worship.
Our Whānui projects come from creative partnerships between established artists and the creative communities of Tāmaki Makaurau.
PRODUCED BY THE AUCKLAND ARTS FESTIVAL
SUPPORTED THROUGH THE AUCKLAND DIVERSITY PROJECT FUND AND PART OF THE AUCKLAND ARTS FESTIVAL WHĀNUI PROGRAMME.
With Assistance From: