Events and Exhibitions
Ngā Huinga, Whakakītenga
Enjoy the following events in the very special atmosphere provided by Alberton.
Over 58 years Johnny Green - aka 'The Egg Cup Man' - has amassed an egg-ceptional collection of more than 9000 egg cups! is first - an Easter cup featuring yellow chicks - given to him as a boy in 1939 by his mother, was a treasured childhood possession, particularly following his mother's death two years later when he was put into an orphanage. As a soldier in the British Army from 1949 to 1955, the egg cup went with him wherever he was posted - in Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia.
As part of the Auckland Festival of Photography 2019, Alberton is delighted to host Taku toi kahurangi / My Precious Jewel, a collection of photographic works and a site specific installation by celebrated New Zealand artist Fiona Pardington MNZM.
Museums, archives, and historic places are both repositories of stories and versions of history that Pardington finds irresistible. Her photographs breathe life into inanimate objects, achieving what she describes as 'a radiant point of encounter – a punctum or a tear in the real from out of which steps a life revived, reconstituted or transubstantiated'.