• PARLOUR is a project group run by Kirsten Dryburgh, Harriet Stockman, Vera Mey and Lydia Chai. Our mandate is to provide the arts community with an exciting selection of exhibition spaces and situations for artists to show fresh, challenging and thought provoking contemporary art. We intend to use these environments to build warm relationships between the arts community, students and the public for the purpose of inspired conversation and the exchange of ideas.

Hobbs, Kake and Tuwhare present

No Parlour project is complete without the energy of those who work hard with us and those who play hard at our shows. Thanks to Rebecca Hobbs, Leilani & Andre Kake and Kahu Tuwhare for generously hosting the final Parlour Peeps. Our appreciation goes out to all the artists who contributed their best and everybody … Continue reading

Final Parlour Show – Rebecca Hobbs, Leilani & Andre Kake and Kahu Tuwhare

Join us for our last hurrah at 6 Papaku Road Otahuhu, 7pm to 10pm, Saturday 23 November 2013. Free shuttle! Meet us on cnr K’rd & Ponsonby Rd. Pick up times: 6pm/ 7pm/ 8.30pm. Returning to the city 8pm/9pm/10pm.  

Parlour Complaints Choir

On Saturday 16 March 2013, during the Auckland Arts Festival‘s White Night, the Parlour Complaints Choir will be turning the public’s complaints into delightful and original compositions that will be performed in and around White Night venues and on the free White Night buses. Auckland Arts Festival and Parlour artist collective  have invited people of … Continue reading

Kirstin Carlin

Parlour Peeps: Kirstin Carlin

Painting photos by Sam Hartnett. Ambience photos by Lydia Chai. House was packed Can’t get enough of that mulled wine, more mugs! Irresistible mulled wine brewed by Parlour throughout the event Day time visitors enjoying winter sunshine For the non alcoholics, cinnamon mint refreshments Kirstin’s family dropped in for a visit, too 🙂 Brydee looking … Continue reading

Feast like the gods!

Parlour Odyssey

In days of yore the ancients used to feast for days, even years. Parlour is bringing back such tradition of prolonged merrymaking this weekend! Come join us for excursions to three markets around Auckland: Silo Park on Friday, Pakuranga Night Market on Saturday and Avondale Market very early on Sunday morning. It just so happens … Continue reading


Parlour presents… Sophia Al-Maria // 7pm // Wed // 7 March //

Parlour is screening Qatari-American artist Sophia Al-Maria‘s video work, Scifi Wahabi, at Snake Pit this Wednesday 7th March. Come join us at 6.30pm for a 7 o’clock start at Snake Pit, 33 High St. Popcorn & refreshments will be served. // Sophia Al-Maria is a regular contributor to Bidoun Magazine where she writes on subjects ranging … Continue reading

In which we gave away free massages, cake & lemonade

Parlour Massage at the End of Year Fair, St Paul Street gallery, 2-3 December 2011. Thanks for stopping by, peeps!

Parlour Peeps: Fleur Sandbrook and Kirsten Dryburgh

     ACCOMPANYING ESSAY by Lydia Chai > > The Trees For we are like the trunks of trees in the snow. Apparently they rest smoothly on the surface and with a gentle push we should be able to shift them. No, that one cannot, for they are firmly attached to the ground. But see, that … Continue reading

Parlour Peeps: art in artists’ living spaces

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