From Scratch: 546 Moons/Heart’Heart- Audio Described Arts Festival show


Saturday, 10 March 2018, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

546 Moons Exhibition

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 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.

Heart’Heart performances

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.

Touch Tour and audio introduction at 6pm.

Group transport from Awhina House to the venue and back can be arranged on request.

Nicola Owen and Te Uru gallery staff will give a guided tour of this exhibition, including the chance to touch and play instruments with a From Scratch musician.

After the tour, you will enjoy a music performance by From Scratch.


Tickets for people who are blind or have low vision are offered at a discounted rate of up to 80% at $20 each for the individual and one companion.

The organisers and the Blind Foundation can also help people plan their visit, arrange volunteer companions and transport options.

To request a booking form, email Book early as some events have limited capacity. Visit the Auckland Festival accessibility website for more information and to find booking forms, or phone 09 374 0310.

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Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery
420 Titirangi Road