5 reasons not to miss street ARTdego

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On the 10th of October, Late Night Art during ArtWeek will see art galleries throw open their doors across the city for the benefit of the art-lovers and curious minds of Auckland. In Te Hā o Hine (formerly Khartoum) Place five street food vendors and five artists will be ready to show you what their unexpected collaborations have created.

So what is streetARTdego?

In 2012, a team of like-minded individuals teamed up to create an event that pairs chefs and artists for a mind-blowing evening of art and food. It was called ArtDego. To celebrate five years of crazy creativity the event was extended to an outdoor street food and art festival: streetARTdego. The festival drew a crowd of more than 5000 visitors, and this year it’s getting bigger and better.

streetARTdego is a free festival of art and food taking place during Heart of the City’s Late Night Art on Tuesday 10 October from 5pm-9pm. Part of Artweek Auckland, streetARTdego pairs street food chefs and contemporary artists to create a unique menu and art experience for one night only. Read on for the culinary and creative line up of Auckland’s best street food chefs and contemporary artists.

THE streetARTdego LINE-UP

Courtney Sina Meredith and The Pie Piper

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Courteney Sina Meredith, poet, playwright, fiction writer and musician joins The Pie Piper, K’ Road’s infamous donut & old fashioned pie-baking mother-daughter duo, Danielle and Suzanne Butler. Together they’ll explore feminism, family values and politics in a continuum of Meredith’s work, an ongoing discussion of contemporary urban life with an underlying Pacific politique.

A.C. Freazy (Alex Freer) AND Lalele Organics

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A.C Freazy is an Auckland-based composer known for his role in various bands – Tiny Ruins, Bespin and Clap Clap Riot. Listen to Creeping In for a taste of shimmering vintage synths, programmed drum hits and flanged guitars. At streetARTdego, A.C. Freazy and band will perform singles from his self-titled EP, as well as a new composition inspired by Lalele’s philosophy of natural food and organics. In turn, Lalele will respond to the sounds with a icy taste sensation of chocolate, mandarin and ginger… see a sneak peek over here.

Haere Mai Taiko and Judge Bao

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Haere Mai Taiko are dedicated and passionate performers of Japanese taiko music performing pieces by some of Japan’s most celebrated taiko composers, Hisashi Kitahara (北原永) and Michiko Nakamori (中森道子), of Matsuri Kobo (まつり工房). Teamed with modern Chinese pop up eatery Judge Bao, run by Jamie (Sauce Boss) and Debbie (Bun Hun) these beloved veterans of Auckland’s street food scene and traditional taiko drummers will no doubt bring a collision of cultures, flavours, sounds and energy to the festival. If you were lucky enough to come to our Cocoro Tasting Club a few years ago, you’ll know a little bit of what’s in store…

Hubbub and Wise Boy Burgers

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Digital artist collective Hubbub, featuring Braeden Foster, Martin Hill and Reuben Poharama are presenting Finding Under Noise, an interactive, generative digital work. A continuation of a stop-motion animation, Finding Under Noise is a story of noise trying to find its own beauty. The piece includes characters created by intermediate school children through play-dough modelling and recorded sounds. Teamed with self proclaimed ‘new kids on the block,’ Wise Boys Burgers will be serving up innovative, plant based burgers from their roaming sustainable shack.

La Lumiere and Puha & Pākehā

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La Lumiere’s Kristina Ercolano’s light installations are well known to Auckland’s night art community, illuminating Art in the Dark and the Lantern Festival for many years. Inspired by glow worm caves and the organic form of glow worms hanging in irregular lines, she will transform the trees at Te Hā o Hine (formerly Khartoum Place) to reflect a shimmering urban cave. In response, Puha & Pakeha will bring their modern Māori cuisine, serving lamb and horopito bites representing the caves, with earthy flavours and darker hues against a bright watercress sauce to contrast and compliment the light installation.

Price: Free entry, dishes priced individually. Vegan options available. This event is supported by Heart of the City.

See the rest of the ArtWeek Auckland programme at artweekauckland.co.nz

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