August 28, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

Tuesday 28 August, 6.30PM


This evening korero will explore urban contemporary art through
discussion led by curator and arts manager Olivia Laita and the work
of the three artists of EAST – Cath Love, Oscar Low and Elliot Francis Stewart.

Learn more about this global art form as we explore the connections
that are strengthening between the urban contemporary scenes here and in Asia.

Free to attend, all welcome.

TOI TALKS is led by AUAT: Aotearoa Urban Arts Trust and supported by Howick Local Board

August 18, 2018 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

Giant Sisters live podcast taping

Saturday 18 August, 11.30AM

Celebrating #Suffrage125 – An afternoon with Jo Brothers speaking with phenomenal women on the Giant Sisters podcast show

Giant Sisters celebrates and shares phenomenal women’s voices and stories in their own words.  For this special live taping we will be joined by two phenomenal art educators, Linda Tyler and Jill Smith.

The podcast recordings from this event are available here:

Linda Tyler –

Jill Smith –

December 3, 2018 10:00 am - January 27, 2019 4:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

24 January, 11.00AM to 1.00PM

Join Wendy Hannah for an interactive look at her painting practice. Wendy will talk about how she utilises a spinning table in her art making practice and participants will be able to create a work using the techniques discussed.

Free to attend, suitable for all ages.

March 10, 2018 8:00 am - 11:00 am Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club

Saturday 10 March, 8.00AM – 11.00AM

The Estuary Art and Ecology Prize for 2018 is coming!

We are kicking off EAA12 with projects to bring attention to this treasured part of our neighbourhood, as part of SeaWeek 2018.

First up is an early morning clean-up of Panmure Basin.

Join us on Saturday 10 March from 8AM to 11AM at Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club to help clean up this unique and vital catchment. 

All materials supplied. Please wear closed footwear or gumboots.

Image: Roma Anderson, Liminal, 2017, Merit Award EAA11

January 5, 2018 10:00 am - December 31, 2018 12:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

A monthly meet-up for East Auckland creatives and those interested in creative things.

Join us for a free morning burst of inspiration. Two speakers from different creative backgrounds will share projects, ideas, and artistic wisdom. Grab a coffee from our cafe following the presentations and continue the conversation!

Our speakers for 2018 have been Grace Wright and Mo Stewart, Jack Tilson and Veronica Herber, Alice Ng, Wanda Gillespie and Tiger Murdoch, Alvin Xiong and Maha Tomo, Dr Mels Barton and Rozana Lee, Briana Woolliams and Benedict Miller Keeley.

All welcome, free entry.

See our Facebook page for upcoming sessions

April 9, 2018 10:00 am - May 12, 2018 4:00 pm

9 April to 12 May 2018

As part of the Arts Out East Festival in May, Veronica Herber will be creating an installation at UXBRIDGE.

Veronica Herber began using masking tape as a medium during her visual arts degree as it offers immediacy and the ability to create works at scale. Alongside her trademark tape fabric and large-scale outdoor works Herber also creates indoor installations utilising Japanese Washi tape on paper.

Her installations deal with materiality and transformation and aim to engage the audience by encouraging observing and ‘staying’ with the piece, made all the more poignant by its temporary nature.


Arts Out East Festival



This installation is made possible with support from Howick Local Board.

November 4, 2018 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

4 November 2018

Please join us for a series of events celebrating renowned ceramic artist, Richard Stratton

Demonstration | 10AM to 12PM

A unique opportunity to see Richard Stratton demonstrating some techniques used in creating Living History.

Limited to 20 attendees, register by emailing [email protected]
Free to attend.

Artist Talk | 12.30PM to 2PM

Please join us for a tour of Living History with Richard Stratton.
Free to attend, all welcome.

Exhibition Opening at Anna Miles Gallery | From 3PM

Visitors are encouraged to attend the opening of Richard’s new exhibition, ARCHITECTONIC ANACHRONISMS, at Anna Miles Gallery, following the Living History tour.

Architectonic Anachronisms, opening 3PM to 5PM, Anna Miles Gallery, 10/30 Upper Queen Street.

Parking is free on Sundays at the Upper Queen St Carpark at 20 Upper Queen St (next door to Anna Miles Gallery).


This programme is made possible with support from

May 12, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

Saturday 12 May, 10AM to 3PM

Celebrate the opening of Arts Out East Festival with a jam-packed day of entertainment, drop-in workshops, local artists and more. There’s something for the whole family.

UXBRIDGE will be showcasing art installations by:
Kate Hursthouse, Veronica Herber, Alice Ng, Briana Woolliams and Afreen Naoroji

Arts Out East Festival



Image: Briana Woolliams, ‘He said he knew me from somewhere‘, 2017

February 4, 2019 10:00 am - March 17, 2018 4:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

Artist Talk – Sunday 10 February, 11AM to 12PM
Join Areez Katki for a look into his extensive travels across multiple countries, collecting material that has contributed to his new body of work, Bildungsroman.
Through his needlework based craft practice, Katki explores diaspora identities and the survival of Zoroastrianism, alongside his own responses to this community in Mumbai.

November 4, 2017 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

Saturday 4 November, 2.30PM

Publication is available through Malcolm Smith Gallery.  Please email [email protected] for details

A companion publication for the exhibition Whenua Fonua ‘Enua has been produced with photographer Brendan Kitto.

Both the exhibition and the publication explore East Auckland, detailing the idiosyncratic markers of Work and Kitto’s remembered youth.  Through exploring memories of their formative years and looking further into the history that came before them, the artists have captured a contemporary living history intertwined with their suburban stories.

The publication features an interview by independent curator, Giles Peterson and was produced in collaboration with Rim Books and with support from the Wallace Foundation.

Please join us for the publication launch and exhibition opening.

Image: Brendan Kitto, Pakūrangarahihi, 2017

January 1, 2017 - December 25, 2017 9:05 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

A monthly meet-up for East Auckland creatives and those interested in creative things.

Join us for a free morning burst of inspiration. Two speakers from different creative backgrounds will share projects, ideas, and artistic wisdom. Grab a coffee from our cafe following the presentations and continue the conversation!

Every month, check our Facebook page for details of this month’s event.

Thank you to all our 2017 speakers…

Giles Peterson (educator and curator of contemporary Pacific art), Marie-Louise Myburgh (object maker),  Belinda Griffiths (painter), Wendy Hannah (painter), Issac Katzoff (Glass Artist, Monmouth Studios), Zoe Hoeberigs (Malcolm Smith Gallery’s Manager Curator), Holly Davies (artist, Manager of Monterey Gallery), Emma Rogan (designer, artist and founder of the 100 Days Project), Arielle Walker (artist, Estuary Art Award Finalist) and Ramon Robertson (sculptor).

May 25, 2016 12:00 am - May 29, 2016 8:00 pm The Cloud on Auckland's Queen's Wharf

25 – 29 May 2016
Auckland Art Fair
The Cloud on Auckland’s Queen’s Wharf

Artists: Philippa Emery, Samer Hatam, Julia Teale, Sam Thomas

Four emerging artists have been invited by Malcolm Smith Gallery to create a unique series of work for this year’s Auckland Art Fair. The title, Impressions, means to be marked, moved or stamped by something. It is also a play on the ‘artist’s impressions’ of an architectural draft, which are often commissioned to give a visual tracing of concepts and objects that cannot be seen otherwise, whether because they are too big, too small, in the past, in the future, fictional, or abstract. This series of artworks is about how the Gallery’s new architecture impresses itself on the artists, and in turn, how the artists respond to the new building and its surroundings. Visit the Ngatahi Editions and Publications stand at the Auckland Art Fair to see these artworks in the flesh.

Fore more information, visit
Image: Philippa Emery, Impressions 1, 2016.

July 9, 2018 10:00 am - August 19, 2018 4:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

Make a Sew-Free Shopping Bag

Bring in an old t-shirt and learn how to create a shopping bag and reduce the amount of plastic you are using!

17 to 20 JUL, Daily 12.00PM to 1.00PM

Judge’s Tour with Paul Brobbel

Join us for a tour of the Estuary Art and Ecology Prize 2018 with this year’s judge, Paul Brobbel.

SUN 8 JUL, 11.30AM

Bright Ideas : The Estuary Sessions

During the Estuary Art and Ecology Prize, we will be focusing on people who are using art and social action to bring about environmental change.

18 JUL and 15 AUG, 10.00AM

June 12, 2017 10:00 am - July 15, 2017 4:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

Join 2017 Judge Ane Tonga for an insight into this year’s Awards including commentary on the Award Winners. Ane Tonga is an artist and curator. Currently, she is the Lead Exhibitions Curator at Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa.

THUR 15 JUN, 6PM Malcolm Smith Gallery

Bird Illustration Workshop

Learn about the bird species in the Tamaki Estuary and learn to use pen and watercolour wash to create beautiful illustrations with multi-award winning artist Ginette Wang.  Ginette Wang is a multi- award winning New Zealand watercolour artist, illustrator, published author and teacher, residing in Auckland.

SAT 17 JUN, 1PM to 4PM $69 incl. materials, Book via [email protected]

Estuary Clean-Up

Join us for a clean-up of the Tamaki Estuary with the Tamaki Estuary Protection Society. The heavily urbanised area surrounding the Estuary continues to seriously damage and endanger this unique and vital catchment.  Continuing from the success of last year’s clean up; in 2017 we will again focus on the Panmure Basin where plastics continue to litter the environment and threaten its wildlife. Thanks to support from local businesses in and around Panmure Basin for supporting this initiative. All materials supplied. Please wear closed footwear or gumboots.

SAT 24 JUN, 11AM to 2PM Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club

May 1, 2017 10:00 am - June 3, 2017 4:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

Photography Symposium

Young photographers are invited to a special evening event featuring guest speakers and product demonstrations to inspire your photographic practice. Suitable for students aged 15 to 20 years old.  Free to attend.

THUR 1 JUN, 5PM to 7PM

Light, No Camera, Action

Explore analogue photography and create a photogram style print using just light and time. Suitable for children aged 5 to 10 years old.  Free to attend, register via [email protected].  Limited to 15 participants.

THUR 4 MAY, 4PM to 5PM

September 12, 2016 12:00 am - October 22, 2016 5:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

Somatic Workshop

Clare Luiten and Xin Cheng invite you to come for a special exploration of the spaces and objects in Sacred Economies, and the surrounding environment, with your whole body (not just your eyes) as the sensing, feeling, responding instrument.

THU 22 SEP, 6:30PM—Free

Poetry Reading

As part of Artweek Auckland, we bring together poets and artists in this inaugural poetry reading. Each poet will write and present that a piece that responds to the work of one of the artists in the exhibition.

Poets: Melanie Rands, Erena Johnson, Makyla Curtis, Chris Tse, Richard von Sturmer, Ya-Wen Ho, Ruby Porter

SAT 13 OCT, 6:30PM—Free

July 29, 2016 7:36 pm - August 27, 2016 4:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

Botanical Illustration Workshop

Learn about the threatened plant species in the Tamaki Estuary and learn to draw them at the same time! This unique workshop combines art and ecology in celebration of this year’s 10th Anniversary of the Estuary Art Awards. Develop your observation-based drawing and fine art techniques and capture the beauty of our natural world.

Tutor: Sandra Morris (botanical illustrator)

SAT 6 AUG, 10:00AM – 2:00PM
$49 (Materials Included)


Judge’s Tour with Jon Bywater

We are fortunate to have Jon Bywater as judge for the Estuary Art Awards 10th Anniversary. Join us for a special afternoon to hear Bywater speak about the artworks selected for the exhibition of finalists.

Jon Bywater is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s foremost contemporary art critics. His writing on art and music has appeared in national publications including Art New Zealand, Landfall, The Listener and Reading Room, and in British and American periodicals such as Afterall, Artforum, e-Flux, Frieze, Mute and Wire, as well as numerous monographs and catalogues. In the past ten years, he was curator of the inaugural Arts Foundation New Generation Award, has served twice as a Walters Prize juror, and as judge of the National Contemporary Art Award hosted by Waikato Museum.

SAT 13 AUG, 12:00PM
$5 General Admission
Free for Friends of Malcolm Smith Gallery


Tamaki Estuary Clean Up

Let’s restore the quality of our environment! Join us to clean-up the Tamaki Estuary with the Tamaki Estuary Protection Society. This vital water-body is an incubator for nearly 400 plant species, some of which are threatened due in part to debris. This year, we will focus on the Panmure Basin, where plastics have come in as a result of the Estuary’s tidal flows. Spread the word and inspire others to protect our waterways!

All materials supplied. Please wear closed footwear or gumboots.

SAT 20 AUG, 12:00PM – 4:00PM
Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club

June 13, 2016 12:00 am - July 16, 2016 10:05 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

Artists in Conversation

With Claudia Dunes & Jeremy Leatinu’u

Join us for the opportunity to engage with a few of the artists of Soft Architecture, the inaugural exhibition of Malcolm Smith Gallery. Learn about the artwork’s processes and ideas, listen to the artists talk about their backgrounds, and explore the exhibition with insider insight. The artists will be in conversation with the curator to talk about their work, followed by a Q&A with the audience.

SAT 9 July, 12:00PM
$5 General Admission, free for Friends of Malcolm Smith Gallery

Future Cities

Build a cardboard city! Will you build up to create density or build out to create urban sprawl? This participatory activity responds to the Auckland housing crisis and the theme of Soft Architecture. Join us to create a cardboard city that is responsive, fluid and playful. This event is coordinated by Briana Woolliams (Volunteer Curatorial Assistant, 2016).

SAT 11 June – SAT 25 June
8+ years. All materials provided.