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Young Members | Field Trip: Upstairs Gallery

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  • Non-Members + Guest: $18.63 each ($17.00 + $1.63 fees)
  • Members + Guest: $16.58 each ($15.00 + $1.58 fees)
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  • Sat 2 Dec 2023, 2:00pm–4:00pm



Come with us on a Young Members field trip to Upstairs Gallery in Titirangi for an action-packed afternoon including an exhibition viewing, two artist talks, a short film screening and a drawing workshop.
We will first visit DOWNTOWN 23, an exhibition featuring four emerging West Auckland artists. With nods to graffiti, the urban landscape and the forever cool street-art-style paintings of Jean-Michel Basquiat, this show challenges stereotypes of how young men navigate their journey into manhood in raw, unique and diverse ways.
After a chat with artists Java Leonard and Fauze Hassen we will move to the old film theatre at Lopdell House for a screening and discussion of Fauze’s short film. The event wraps up with an accessible-to-all, free-style drawing workshop by Java. Tickets include a non-alcoholic drink thanks to Almighty, and you can purchase alcoholic beverages as well.

Free-style drawing workshop Java Leonard’s mixed-media, often large-scale works come about through a process of visualising his thoughts. Through layered, gestural characters overlapped with text, he creates colourful pools of symbolism and narrative.This hour-long drawing workshop will be explorative and free-flowing, using simple mediums like charcoal and graphite on paper and card to capture and create a combination of interesting characters, objects, words, and abstract mark-making. Great for all levels!

About The Upstairs Art Gallery The Upstairs Gallery is a hub connecting the community with local artists. Set in Titirangi’s iconic Lopdell House, the gallery features solo and group exhibitions throughout the year.

Where: The Upstairs Gallery, 418 Titirangi Road, Titirangi, Auckland

When: Sat 2 Dec 2–4pm

Getting There: Several buses travel to Titirangi from the CBD and/or New Lynn bus depot. Local parking is available but come early as it might take a while to find a park in the area.

1.50pm Meet at Upstairs Gallery, Lopdell House
2.00pm Exhibition viewing and artist talks
2.30pm Film and refreshments
3.00pm Drawing workshop
4.00pm Event finished

Young Members As a Member, you can purchase up to two tickets to this event, so bring a friend! Young Member events are designed for those under 40, but if you're young at heart, feel free to join us.

Image credits from top: Fauze HassenThinking about fornication with 3d glasses, detail. 2023.

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