Art at the Heart of the Shore

Art at the Heart of the Shore

With this, our penultimate issue of Channel for 2014, we turn an eye to the arts with some major creative output on the Shore this month. 

Devonport Arts Festival is back, bringing more colour and creativity to the peninsular than ever before. It’s a festival that dates back to the 1950s and helped cement the suburb’s reputation for being one of New Zealand’s foremost artistic hubs. This year it kicks off with a market day at Windsor Reserve on Saturday 8th November, with music and dance performances, stalls and even farm animals getting in on the action, so head along and be a part of it.

One of the Shore’s most scenic spots is being transformed this month for a key event in the New Zealand arts calendar. Sculpture onShore combines art and nature to create one of the most spectacular art viewing experiences you could ask for. Fort Takapuna will become a visual playground of 3D art installations between the 6th and the 16th, and all in support of NZ Women’s Refuges. It’s a unique experience and a great opportunity to be inspired whilst also contributing to this charity that supports some of the most vulnerable women and families in New Zealand. 

Highly-regarded Shore arts group - North Shore Photographic Society - celebrates a big birthday this month and we help celebrate too with a feature on its 60th anniversary. 

And from older to younger, many of the Shore’s students will be gearing up for an onslaught of exams starting this month, so with this in mind, we present some useful exam tips in our NCEA Survival Guide feature. 

We offer all the usual dining out and retail inspiration, including our ‘Shop the Shore’ stylish product guide. And our wealth of quality contributors continues to grow - this month we welcome more Shore people to impart their expertise through the pages of your free monthly Channel. 

Have a nice November.


By Heather Vermeer

Channel Magazine: Issuu 49 November 2014

From The Team articles by Heather Vermeer