In December, Artspace Aotearoa is mounting a blind Cash & Carry fundraiser as a part of our 2019 Summer Programme. This event, which will run for 2 hours from 6pm on Thursday 12 December, is a unique opportunity to fundraise for two partner organisations and allow people to buy an amazing and affordable work of art.

The purpose of the Cash & Carry is to raise for funds for 2020 programming initiatives for Samoa House Library and Vunilagi Vou, who we are collaborating with on this event. We aim to sell approximately 50 small works, all at $200, with half the proceeds going back to the artist, and the other $100 split between SHL and VV. As this is a blind cash & carry, the works will not be announced before the event, only the names of the participating artists.

With this money, Samoa House Library hopes to support direct restorative action for Samoan identities and culture through facilitating and hosting free language classes in collaboration with Noa Aiono. Vunilagi Vou hopes to travel to the UK where they are producing a show for a design studio in London and will be visiting Lubaina Himid and the Making History Visible archive (, which is a huge inspiration for Vunilagi Vou as they wish to activate contemporary Pacific art ephemera of the last twenty years.

For Artspace Aotearoa it is a unique opportunity to mobilise our 32 year history, not to only think about and fund ourselves, but more even to acknowledge that we are part of a wider network, all working towards a world that puts contemporary art at the centre.

RSVP here.


  • Free


  • Thu 12 Dec


  • 7:00 pm — 9:00 pm


  • Level 1, 300 Karangahape Road
  • Newton, Auckland