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Areez Katki: It's Never Too Late To Learn

19 Apr 2020 to 27 Apr 2020
10am to 5pm but closed ANZAC Day.
A unique exhibition experience by Areez Katki at the Howick Historical Village.
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Howick Historical Village, Ararimu Valley School
Bells Road, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga, Auckland (Last admission 4pm)


COST: Howick Historical Village is a Not-For Profit organisation and admission fees help to support the running costs of the village.
- Under 5/H&DHS member: Free
- Child: $8
- Student/senior (65 years and over): $12
- Adult: $16
- Family (2 adults and 2 children): $40
- Group (10 adults or more): $11 per adult

Within a gathering space at Howick Historical Village, local contemporary artist Areez Katki offers a gentle spatial intervention inside Ararimu Valley School, in two modes that the artist has continually engaged with: textile and text.

Katki's autobiographical essays gather fragments of memory associated with his time growing up in, and then subsequently revisiting Howick.

Afloat overhead are 31 restored 19th-20th C. handkerchiefs that represent his current age; hand-embroidered with gestures and evocative forms, based on textual surveys of Ararimu Valley School.

Working beyond the specificity of cultural divisions, Katki suspends time in a space where universal notions of growth and identity may be contemplated.


Born in Mumbai, India, Areez Katki is a multidisciplinary artist & writer who was raised in Howick and is currently based in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Drawing from historical and social research, he addresses his value for craft sensibilities through a research driven contemporary practice.

Over the duration of his career Katki has focused on the significance of textile materiality in the domestic realm and an ongoing engagement with their narratives.

W: areezkatki.co | IG: @areezkatki

'Areez Katki: It's Never Too Late To Learn' is an Arts Out East project supported by Te Tuhi and the Howick Local Board, with special thanks to Howick Historical Village.

Written by

Arts Out East

16 Mar 2020