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AB2684 – Auckland City Championship

April 12 @ 6:00 pm NZST

Art Battle Auckland City Championship – April 12, 2024

Doors @ 6:00pm / Painting @ 7:00pm
Eden ParkWORLD CUP LOUNGE | TE IPU O TE AO | Level 4, Samsung South Stand Reimers Avenue, Kingsland, Auckland

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Help decide who will be crowned the Auckland Regional Champion 2024

Art Battle is the planet’s biggest LIVE painting competition – across 70+ cities worldwide. And now the final is here in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland!

The regular season event winners return – PLUS 6 more (yes 6!!) of your favourite artists will be painting LIVE throughout the show. With so much artistic talent under 1 roof it is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

Your vote determines who goes through from the opening 2 rounds, to a third and final round and to determine the ultimate winner!

12 artists. 3 rounds. 1 Champion!

So join us at Eden Park’s World Cup Lounge – with top DJs, MC and spot prizes it’s sure to be a night to remember! All artworks will be available at the silent auction.

Food & Drink available
Art Battle® Auckland is an All Ages event



Confirmed Competitors

Vjekoslav Nemesh

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Vjekoslav is a world-renowned artist and inspiring art tutor based in Auckland. His exceptional drawing skills and interest in comics led him to pursue a career in art. With over 40 years' experience in the field, Vjekoslav has become a multi-award-winning artist with his work featured in collections throughout Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, Asia and New Zealand.

Kate McLeod

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Instagram: @katemcleod.art

Kate is a highly acclaimed and award-winning New Zealand artist based in Ilam, Ōtautahi Christchurch. Kate is represented locally by the Auckland International Gallery. Kate is a full-time mixed media artist, working in a wide range of mediums, including oil, acrylic, resin, pigments and metal leaf, as well as hand-crafting her own timber frames.

Kate has exhibited widely throughout Aotearoa and was the winner of the Winsor and Newton Award at the Auckland Art Show in 2022.

Logan Moffat

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Instagram: @logan.moffat

Logan has always been interested in painting portraits. He is always looking at new ways to engage with an audience through his paintings whether it is creating huge paintings or changing the shape of the canvas. His primary medium is oil on canvas, though he experiments with various artistic materials.


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Instagram: @shafnaz

Shafnaz made her memorable Art Battle Auckland debut at A Taste of Art Battle at Art in the City in September. She followed up by taking out the next full battle just a few weeks later! Shafnaz likes to consider her art as a collection of nature. When she paints, she wants people to imagine themselves in her art, as if they are standing in the ocean or standing right by a mountain.

From the artist:

When I paint I like to think of myself in my art.

Dylan Huata

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Instagram: @dylanblanchuata

The artwork Dylan produces under pressure are images that are both free and easy on the eyes. His earliest memories of life and art come from when he was 4 and drawing all over his grandparent's dining room table. Every day he draws, paints, writes and tries his hand with digital media.

From the artist:

Be Live Art Nurture Creativity, Persistence Has A Sensible Ending.

Caroline Kelly

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Caroline is back! Caroline has always had a deep passion for art, extensively drawing portraits and the human form. Until 2019, she learned oil painting, watercolor and classical drawing. In 2022, after recovering from amnesia, she has taught herself to paint and draw again and is better than ever.

From the artist:

Here, where I live, It is uniqueness, creativity and freedom of thought that is starving. That is why I will continue to do what I do. Create. and hopefully inspire others to do the same.


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Instagram: @tazartcreations

At 19, Taz is one of Art Battle Auckland’s youngest competitors. Taz has been canvas painting since she was 6 years old. She is a traditional artist, using acrylic and oil on canvas. She looks forward to challenging her creative abilities.

From the artist:

I look forward to challenging her creative abilities.

Eva Fuemana

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Instagram: @evamfue

Eva Fuemana works in large-scale street art and graphic design. Her mixed Niue, Māori heritage inspires her to create content guided towards traditional and modern Polynesian culture.

Eva’s large-scale works can be found in communities across NZ.

She has been involved in a collaborative live mural created in Dubai for the World Expo 2020/22 and created murals for The Women's Rugby World Cup in NZ.

Mountain Duck

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Instagram: @mountainduck

Kelly aka Mountain Duck is back! This time our first battle Spotlight Artist will be here to compete. A background writing graffiti across the streets of Auckland led Kelly into drawing classic style animated cartoons for Disney and our local show Brotown. His current art is a culmination of all the influences and styles he has explored, and is self described as "Mash-up surrealist psychedelic cartoon graffiti."

From the artist:

A kangaroo stole my surfboard!

Justin Liu

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Instagram: @justinliuwei

Justin was a popular winner at our second Art Battle at Wynyard Pavilion. He is a true lover of art, using vibrant colors to focus on the details to integrate classic oil painting with the sense of traditional Chinese culture. Justin looks forward to sharing his passion for art with an Auckland audience.

Val White

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Instagram: @valeries.gallery

Val believes her art is as diverse, varied and wayward as she is. She is mainly a portrait artist but also enjoys doodling with mixed media and painting with anything she can get her hands on.

From the artist:

If I could insert a panicked emoji face right now I would!!!

Tiare Ngata-Aerengamate

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Instagram: tiares_art

Tiare washer final finalist to secure her spot after winning the Mangere-Otahuhu heat in February.
Tiares' influences come largely from Māori cultural aspects. Growing up among loving whānau and culture, she is keen to bring that same feeling of love and nostalgia to the audience. She favours warm colours across mixed mediums and styles, with an applied focus on life drawing, colour theory, light and shade and Māori designs [carving, tukutuku].

From the artist:

I’m inspired to challenge my artistic knowledge and create a fun competitive spirit through making new creative pieces


April 12
6:00 pm NZST
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