Auckland Live's free, interactive digital art experience is set to make its permanent home at the Bruce Mason Theatre later in April.
The screen will mark it debut with Jenna Gavin's and Matthew Martin's Birds of a Shadow, a playful installation where everyone can work together to match their body shape to birds shapes to reveal beautifully crafted images of birds.
The work uses built-in sensors and camera to capture participants and to display their silhouettes on the screen. The amount revealed of the bird image is dependent on the filled in areas of its silhouette by the participants. This creates an individual bird per game, which joins a grid of other made birds by the audience.
We are looking forward the art installation at the Bruce Mason Theatre as it will happily keep children (and their parents) amused while waiting to go into see a show or to experience after the school. We can't wait to see what local artists work get displayed on the screen in the future too.
Elle Wootton will be performing in the stage adaption of The 13-Storey Treehouse at the Bruce Mason Centre in the April School holidays. Read Elle's answers to our questions about the show, why she became an actor, advice for kids who want to become actors and more.
SAVE THE DATE: Artweek is back in Auckland, New Zealand from 6 to 8 October 2016.
For more information see: artweekauckland.co.nz
These July holidays, kids can complete an adventurous self-guided training course through Auckland Zoo’s African savannah to graduate from the Zoo’s Ranger Academy.
There are six great challenges (from fitness and monitoring animal movements to animal identification and poaching prevention) to practice on your training course – skills and conservation knowledge rangers must possess to help animals in the wild.
Winter is here and Aotea Square Ice Rink is back, bringing cool fun for Auckland families.
There is a double-lane ice slide, themed parties, skating lessons and much more. Plus there is a Kids Zone, especially for young children to learn to skate in a safe and fun environment. This is the perfect place for beginner skaters to get their confidence up before graduating to the main rink.
Aotea Square Ice Rink Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: Noon to 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am to 10:00pm
School Holidays: Sat 9 July to Sun 24 July 10:00am to 10:00pm
Ice Rink* Kids under 12 years old are $15; Adults: $20; Family pass: $55 (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children) Includes skate hire - 90 minute limit
Ice Slide Before 6pm: $7.50 for three rides, $10 for five rides, After 6pm: $5 for five rides
For more information and to find out what themed weekends are on see: www.aucklandlive.co.nz
Mister Maker is coming to Auckland for his first live theater show.
Packed full of arty adventures there’ll be a big 'make' to take part in, super songs to join in with, a fabulous supporting cast and not forgetting, The Shapes!
Mister Maker Live is at the Bruce Mason Centre, in Takapuna, Auckland on:
Friday 8 July 2016: 10:00am and 1:00pm show
Saturday 9 July 2016: 10:00am and 1:00pm show
Sunday 10 July 2016: 10:00am and 1:00pm show
For more information and for tickets to the Mister Maker show see: www.ticketmaster.co.nz/Mister-Maker-tickets
Family tickets have now been released – buy 4 or more tickets and save $8 per ticket on A Reserve seats.
Do you like the taste of good food? Have you got a favourite dish that you love to cook? If so then we want you to enter the Kiwi Kids Can Cook Competition. It is open to all pupils in School - Years 1 to 8
Auckland Youth are running a competition for 13 to 24 year olds over the school holidays to snap a shot being active with #AKLPLAY.
You can win some great prizes too - Warriors game passes, zoo passes and charged HOP cards. For more information see: Auckland Youth
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