Join us for an audio introduction to the 546 Moons exhibition followed by a very special music performance by From Scratch.

Download the programme for From Scratch: HEART'HEART here

Saturday 10 March
Touch Tour and audio introduction 6pm

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

Nicola Owen and Te Uru gallery staff will give a guided tour of this exhibition including 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.

Performance 8pm 

Tickets $20 each for individual and companion


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

Formed in 1974, From Scratch has 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 presents 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. 1 hr 20 mins.

 Rebecca Celebuski, Adrian Croucher, Shane Currey, Philip Dadson, Darryn Harkness, Chris O'Connor, Rachel Thomas, Carol Brown.

Commission Collaborators: Michael Hodgson, Paddy Free (Pitch Black), Dan Beban, Nell Thomas (Orchestra of Spheres)

Download the screen reader friendly booking form HERE 

Download the booking form for low-vision patrons HERE 

Please email the completed form to [email protected] or phone 09 374 0310 if you would like assistance on booking, transport advice or to request a companion ticket.

It's hard to try and pigeon-hole From Scratch - they truly own their unique Pacific-styled sound. It's mesmerising, hypnotic, tonally melodic, repetitive yet undeniably complex.

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