Worthington’s Tuesday Project takes centre stage at Artweek

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AUCKLAND, Today: Colenso BBDO CCO Nick Worthington will speak about his private after-hours passion, The Tuesday Project, as the Moonlight show returns for Auckland Artweek. On stage with Worthington will be the Project’s latest project – a restored vintage motorcycle.

Grey Lynn-based creative agency Raydar and the Designers Institute of NZ are reuniting to present Moonlight at Silo6 in the Wynyard Quarter during this year’s Auckland Artweek.

Moonlight features award-winning artists plus emerging talent, and runs from Saturday 28 September to Sunday 13 October, aiming to explore the theme of connection through creativity and technology.

It stars work from seven established industry creatives as well as eight selected tertiary students, Moonlight will also work with the wider community including local primary and secondary schools.

The artists include aerial photographer Petra Leary who joins a line-up of leading New Zealand creatives including designer Xanthe White, Worthington, The Solo Blacksmith and tattooist Mokonuiarangi Smith.

Raydar and the Designers Institute reunite for ‘Moonlight’ at Silo6 in the Wynyard Quarter.”

Visitors will be treated to live demonstrations of Maori Tā moko, where the practice of tattooing is applied using traditional hand tools. The exhibition also showcases striking portrait and landscape photography as well as craft and metalwork.

Raydar design director/Moonlight producer Nick McFarlane says the purpose behind this year’s exhibition was to find new ways to bring the work of talented creatives and artists even closer to a wider audience.

“Last year’s Moonlight was a huge success so this year we’re doing it again with the wider theme of Connecting Through Creativity.

“In collaboration with professional artists, emerging talent and local communities, we’re excited to bring an experience that highlights how creativity can bring people together within the six connected Silos of this exciting space.”

Among the most anticipated exhibits is Xanthe White’s augmented-reality installation of a young living Kauri tree installed in one of the silo spaces.

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