AT THE FESTIVAL HUB 3.30pm Food Trucks arrive onsite: Bacon Brothers, Mummas Dumplings, Living Room, Nitro Cold Brew, Devonport Gelato
4-7pm Kids Art Making: Community Recycling Centre & Takarunga PlayCentre Trash to Art & Lantern Making
5-7pm The Art of Riding a Segway: Find out how easy it is to glide. Free rides with Magic Broomstick Segway Tours: www.magicbroomsticktours.co.nz
6-7pm Tony McNeight Sketch Class: Take part in one of two free sketching workshops led by local artist Tony McNeight. Sign up at the Arts Festival HQ Tent. 6pm & 6.30pm, limit of 15.
5.30-6.30pm Creatures of the sea: Chocolate Lantern Puppet Makers are bringing their 2.5m whale puppet and flying Albatros to surprise and delight the little ones. www.chocolatelantern.co.nz
5-9pm DJ Crunchy MP3 & Bonnie Strides Folk Group
Saturday 6th April
AT THE FESTIVAL HUB 10-11am John Carr Comedic Cartoonist: John Carr is children’s author, cartoonist, street rapper and stand-up comedian. He uses all of these skills as well as a whiteboard, a microphone and a picture of an “air ukulele” to entertain and amuse children and adults alike.
12-12.30 AK SAMBA: Auckland’s innovative world percussion band. Their musical style is a fusion of hot Brazilian rhythms (such as samba, samba-reggae, coco, baião) with drum & bass, hip-hop and other dance influences. http://www.aksamba.org.nz/about
1pm Plate spinning & Juggling Workshop with Circus in a Flash: If you’re preparing to run away with the circus then you’d best test your balance and co-ordination in this circus-arts workshop first. Fun for all ages.
2pm Sam Melser Art Workshop: Family Tree image installationJoin artist Sam Melser in constructing a magnificent and colourful family tree. We are all brothers and sisters so in the spirit of combined, associated and hybrid identities - bring along colour photocopies of yourselves and your whanau and lets get to work. We'll be photographing, cutting, laminating and smiling whilst integrating ourselves into a big picture of humanity. Ages 5-105.
2pm Beach Art: Join now notable beach artist David Walter Hilliam @ Devonport Beach (Low Tide) to create art from scratches in the sand. All ages welcome.
3-4pm Devonport School of Dance: Showcasing students in a dance performance and an interactive dance workshop- suitable for young and old. Find your inner dancer!
Sunday 6th April
AT THE FESTIVAL HUB 10am Superman & Superwoman Show 11am Al! Magic Show: Al is one of the world’s leading banana manipulators and he has a mind wobbling magic routine which only uses one piece of rope.
Across the weekend - around the village
Paragon Matter Pop Up Exhibition An exhibition of leading contemporary New Zealand artists curated by Devonport’s art services agency, Paragon Matter for the Devonport Arts Festival. Venue: Old Post Office, 10 Victoria Road, Devonport Date & Time: Saturday 6th April: 10am - 4pm + Sunday 7th April: 10am - 4pm
Opening Preview: Paragon Matter Pop Up Exhibition Venue: Old Post Office, 10 Victoria Road, Devonport Date & Time: Friday 5th April, 5pm - 7pm PLEASE RSVP: email@example.com
"Let’s Talk Art" Join Jessica Pearless and Jonathan Organ at a guided tour of the 'Paragon Matter Pop Up Exhibition’ in discussion on the artists in the show and collecting contemporary art. Venue: Old Post Office, 10 Victoria Road, Devonport Date & Time: Saturday 6th April, 2pm
"Let’s Talk Art" Join Jessica Pearless and Jonathan Organ at a guided tour of the 'Paragon Matter Pop Up Exhibition’ in discussion on the artists in the show and collecting contemporary art. Venue: Old Post Office, 10 Victoria Road, Devonport Date & Time: Sunday 7th April, 2pm
Kaitiaki by Joe Kemp (Sculpture Exhibition) Detailed info still to come. Venue: Art By The Sea, 30 King Edward Parade Date & Time: 10am - 5pm / Sat opening 10am - 7pm/ Sun 11am - 4pm
In conversation with David Slack. Passionate about books and writing, the authors will be discussing ‘The creative path; twists in the road’– sharing their knowledge of writing and publishing. Come along for an engaging and entertaining hour. 1-2pm Sat 6 Devonport Library 2 Victoria Road
‘Have a go on the wheel’ & Sales Table with profits to the Church Restoration. Ceramic College Venue: 159 Bayswater Ave Date & Time: Sat 6th, 12-2pm.
Absolutely Abstraction The Flagstaff Gallery is holding a special abstract exhibition to coincide with the Devonport Arts Festival. 7 female artists are specially producing work for this exhibition: Absolutely Abstract Opening Thursday 4th April: 5.30 - 8pm until Tuesday 16th April
Additionally, local Devonport artist Janet Mazenier will be painting in the Gallery during the Festival, allowing people to talk to her while she paints, and follow the progress of the painting as it evolves. (Fri/Sat/Sun - 3-5pm)
At set times in around painting in the Gallery, Janet will also make her home studio in Devonport available for people to visit so they can see a working studio. Venue: Flagstaff Gallery 30 Victoria Rd. Dates & Times: Friday 10 - 5pm/ Saturday 10 - 5pm/ Sunday 11 - 4pm
Songs from the Wonderfish Collective and Orchestra our song writers from within the band (Al Baxter, Robbie McKegg, Alex McKegg and Nick Edgar) will showcase their original material performed with some of the Collective and strings. The first half of the show will be an intimate affair with the band consisting of Nick and Alex on guitar, Al Baxter banjo/guitar, Emily Allen violin/viola, Maxine Cunliffe cello, Glenn Coldham bass and Rusty Knox drums. Venue: The Vic, 48 Victoria Rd Date & Time: Sat 6 April 8pm Tickets cost: $37.50pp Purchase here: https://www.thevic.co.nz/movie/songs-from-the-wonderfish-collective--orchestra