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Touch tour & From Scratch music performance

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Sat 10 Mar 2018, 06:00 pm


Sat 10 Mar 2018, 09:20 pm


Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery
420 Titirangi Road
Titirangi, Auckland


Music, Exhibitions, Performing Arts, Visual Arts


Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets, Mobility parking


$20 each for blind/low vision patrons and a companion

Listed By:

Auckland Arts Festival

Group transport from Awhina House, Parnell to the

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For $20 join us on 10 March for a touch tour and audio introduction to the From Scratch; 546 Moons exhibition, including the opportunity to play a selection of instruments in the exhibition led by a musician. The tour will be followed by a very special music performance by From Scratch, presented by Te Uru Wa, as part of the Auckland Arts Festival.

Touch tour and audio introduction of the exhibition: 6pm 10 March
From Scratch music performance: 8pm

Group transport from Awhina House, Parnell to the venue and back will be arranged on request. 

For enquiries/to make a booking phone 09 374 0310 or email Alternatively visit our website booking information for further information or to download a booking form. Discounted price of $20 for blind/low vision patrons.

Nicola Owen and Te Uru gallery staff will give a guided tour of this survey exhibition, including an audio introduction and the opportunity to touch and play a selection of instruments with a From Scratch musician.

This will be followed by a music performance by From Scratch.


Auckland Arts Festival and Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery present a survey exhibition on the sonic innovations and invented instruments of renowned avant garde ensemble From Scratch, including six performances by the latest incarnation of the group.

Formed in 1974, From Scratch have performed to wide acclaim around the world with their distinctive invented instruments. Their timeless works span art, music, performance and film, inspired by an egalitarian approach to working, and with strong connections to the sounds, cycles and geological rhythms of their home in Aotearoa and the Pacific. The group's much anticipated return includes an interactive survey exhibition and concert series fuelled with fresh directions and surprises.


546 moon cycles and still spinning! Percussion/performance group From Scratch present early and new works fuelled by fresh collaborations with Nell Thomas and Daniel Beban (Orchestra of Spheres), NPME, Chris O'Connor, and Pitch Black. Rhythmic and instrument invention lie at the heart of From Scratch and have earned the group an international reputation. Their most memorable performances have been described as among the greatest in any art form to come out of this country. Come witness these mesmerising performances that are part sculpture, part music, part ritual.

Performance 1 hr 20 mins


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