As one of the city’s most popular ‘fringe suburbs’, Parnell is beyond excited to be playing a key role in ‘Elemental’, Auckland’s first winter festival, this July.
The festival will centre on themes of lighting up the region and showcasing Auckland’s food and beverage offering, and because Parnell is one of Auckland’s top spots for hospitality, Auckland’s first suburb will of course have a lot going on.
Elements of Parnell will bring to life immersive light installations, exceptional cuisine, and pop-up performances during the winter festival period.
Heard Park will showcase awe-inspiring sculptural and light sculptures by ‘HYBYCOZO’, an international collaborative art project that explores geometry, mathematics and patterns in traditional art forms.
Each Friday evening in July, four otherworldly travellers will activate Heard Park and amplify the play of geometry, light and shadow created by the HYBYCOZO installation in a series of dance rituals dedicated to the four classical elements; Earth, Air, Fire and Water. The performers appear as mystical intergalactic vikings with large costume and prop pieces that draw inspiration from mystic symbolism and the cosmos. The performances are whimsical and gently interactive, with public being invited to participate on a range of levels, from simply viewing to creating standing circles or placing stones.
Fri 19th July – Fire: Incorporating themes of warmth, illumination, destruction and transformation. The Travellers reference the phoenix who rises from the ashes in a lively interplay that pays homage to energy, passion and power.Many of Parnell’s much-loved eateries have created heart-warming ‘Elemental AKL-inspired’ meals created specifically for ‘Elements of Parnell’.
See you in Parnell for this magical month of food, light and mystique!
Elemental AKL is a new region-wide festival illuminating Tāmaki Makaurau during winter from 1-31 July 2019.