Auckland Art Fair's Triumphant Return
I had no idea what to expect from my visit this week to the Auckland Art Fair (AAF). I’ve never even been to New Zealand, and art events can sometimes make me feel like a bit of a philistine outsider who accidentally wandered into the wrong place for a glass of champagne.
Given the picturesque surrounds and its progressive history (shout out to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for being the youngest head of government in the world AND eight months pregnant!), it should come as no surprise that New Zealand is home to a relatively small but thriving arts scene.
Although I was mistaken for a waitress (no offence taken), the AAF had a real feeling of community, and there was a sense as the event launches annually this year, the ante had been well and truly upped.