Tuesday, February 26, 2013

EVENT: Nga Pakiwaituhi: New Zealand Comics and Graphic Novels Exhibition

Last year Dylan Horrocks curated a very successful exhibition of New Zealand Comics as a part of the Treviso Comic Book Festival in Italy (which you can revisit HERE). It only seemed fitting to bring it back home to share with the public, which is what will be happening this week.

Presented as a part of the Auckland Arts Festival, Nga Pakiwaituhi: New Zealand Comics and Graphic Novels is an expanded version of the Treviso exhibition, featuring the work over 30 creators, including: Akira Atsushi, Tim Bollinger, Greg Broadmore, Andrew Burdan, Tim Danko, Rufus Dayglo, Draw, Richard Fairgray, Chris Grosz, Dylan Horrocks, Mat Hunkin, Robyn Kenealy, Timothy Kidd, Adrian Kinnaird, Sarah Laing, Jared Lane, Roger Langridge, Barry Linton, Tim Molloy, Toby Morris, Stefan Neville & Clayton Noone, Sam Orchard, Ant Sang, Darren & Kelly Sheehan, Chris Slane, Ben Stenbeck, Mat Tait, Karl Wills and Colin Wilson.

The exhibition will be taking place in Gallery Two of the St Paul St Gallery, 40 St Paul street, Auckland central, from the 1st March-12th April. The exhibition opening will be taking place this Thursday, from 5.30pm. Come along and meet many of the comic creators in person, as well as the opportunity to buy some NZ comics from the exclusive NZCC stall!

Running co-currently, Gallery One of the St Paul St Gallery will feature: Comics, Manga & Co., The New Culture of German Comics

Curated by Matthias Schneider, a Berlin based curator and comic expert, this exhibition presents, 'two generations of German comics artists: the 1990s post reunification avant-garde that paved the way for the emergence of an independent culture of German comics, and a generation of younger comics artists, whose work embraces a newer aesthetic and narrative aspect'.

The featured artists include: Artists include: Arne Bellstorf, Martin Tom Dieck, Anke Feuchtenberger, Flix, Jens Harder, Sascha Hommer, Line Hoven, Ulf K., Reinhard Kleist, Isabel Kreitz, Mawil, Christina Plaka, Henning Wagenbreth. 

Line Hoven and Mawil will be attending the opening in person, which is presented in association with the Auckland Arts Festival 2013 and the Goethe-Institut New Zealand.
For more information you can visit the St Paul St Gallery website HERE, or join the Facebook event page HERE.

Look forward to seeing you there!


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