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Monthly artist Programme

Art is something we appreciate hugely at Neck of the Woods (along with music and good vibes of course!) and we have made it one of the foundations of our venue since day one.

We are excited to have launched our official NOTW local artist programme; a monthly collaboration between a local artist, illustrator or designer, handpicked by the Neck of the Woods team every four weeks. We will collaborate with each artist on our weekly and monthly poster artwork, as well as a handful of limited edition stickers.

Collaborating with these creatives on a monthly basis is about celebrating the talented creatives around us, and having refreshing artwork for your eyes and ours.

November : Alisha Henry

This November we have chosen to collaborate with local graphic designer Alisha Henry for our monthly artist programme. What originally caught our eye was Alisha’s‘Architypes’ project, which involved her researching and sketching the various architecture found on Karangahape Road and turning them into a typeface. She works across illustration, branding, digital design, craft, print and typography; making her the perfect local artist to work with this November.    

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October : Samara Wooldridge

For the month of Halloween we invite K Road local Samara Wooldridge to create our artwork. Samara is one of those multi talented creatives who does a bit of everything, and it all comes together to create magic. She is a qualified goldsmith, which lead her into making hats, jewellery and accessories (alongside designing clothing) for her family business, Dmonic Intent. Samara's art has trickled through Dmonic Intent’s ranges and branding, and now into ours for the month of October.

September : Bryson Naik

Second up for the Neck Of The Woods Monthly Artist programme is local legend, Bryson Naik. Bryson is most commonly known for his electric colours, pop-culture references, Vai Lima patronage and strong link to his home suburb Onehunga.

August : Logan SMith

Logan 'Smiddy' Smith; design favourite to restaurants such as Five & Dime and Five Boroughs, retail legend Good as Gold, NZ’s only skate magazine MANUAL, and is in constant collaboration with NZ streetwear label Shark Week.

Our previous FWIW event: Esther Stephen & The Means

Our previous FWIW event: Esther Stephen & The Means

FOR WHAT IT's WORTH

For What It’s Worth is our monthly event to elevate the very folks who inspire us: an anchor point for the musos, artists, collectives and misfits that orbit Auckland. Mid-week, once a month, a new resident genius will curate their own evening of good times and eclectic tunes.

For What It’s Worth is a new take on appreciating and supporting local music and musicians. We aim to get musos and punters alike to come down and support NZ talent, socialise, talk and network. It's free entry, BUT we’re encouraging folks to dig deep and give koha when they leave to support the artists with what they can afford. All money raised goes directly to the artists – there’s no middlemen, no promoters and no venue fees… This is quite literally crowd funding in its truest form.

Roll through for sharp young talent and lax old rockers, and contribute to a bucket of gold handed straight back to the curator - For What It’s Worth.

NECK OF THE WOODS, PROUDLY SUPPORTING NZ MUSIC.

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OUR SAFE & SOUND Policy

Neck of the Woods puts good vibes first. We are committed to creating a safe, friendly and inclusive community environment, that extends beyond our venue and throughout Karangahape Road.


The Woods does not tolerate any kind of bad buzz behaviour; including sexual harassment, racism, transphobia or homophobia. Behaviour that makes people feel unsafe or uncomfortable is not welcome in here.

If you are feeling unsafe in any situation, we ask you please to reach out to our friendly bar staff and security team for help - they are fully on board with our Safe & Sound policy.