Talk about lustworthy location and a roll of suppliers that reads like the “A” team of local creative talent!
Talented photographer and Kinfolk gathering pro; Greta Kenyon stepped things up a notch for the ” A Feast for the Eyes ” themed dinner by hiring the dramatic Silo’s in Aucklands Wynyard Quarter. Dreamy location yes but it needs to be noted from the start that there were NO facilities here. No running water and certainly no cooking facilities which posed an amazing challenge for the Mondays Whole Foods team who created the delicious cuisine! (not to mention free recipe below from Petite Kitchens; Eleanor Ozich )
The incredibly whimsical setting was hosted, directed and styled by Greta. Here is what she had to say about her vision:
“I wanted to create an interactive gallery environment for guests where they would be free to wander and explore, meet the artists and really experience the art forms. I also wanted guests to mix and mingle and meet each other. The first course was served as guests chatted and looked about the silo space rather than seated at a table to encourage this.
Our main showcase artists were film makers Simon and Sophia from Bayly & Moore. They created two beautiful films for guests to watch which continuously played for the whole night.
Then we had the following supporting artists divided amongst the remaining silos:
– Shaye Woolford of On My Hand and Sophie Wolanski of Muck Floral created the amazing flora installation in the entrance of the first silo.
– Holly Houston had her Houston Design Co. ceramics on show and she also provided the dining plates.
– Steve & Isaac from Monmouth Glass Studio created the two lighting installations plus hand made steam less wine glasses for guests to use
– Ben Bartlett supplied the synthy-downbeat-ethereal-soundscape music “
Enjoy the beautiful photography also shot by Greta, browse the menu’s and cast your eye over the full list of suppliers involved in the evening below.
(want more? check out Greta’s last Kinfolk gathering here)
SUPPLIERS + PARTNERS
On My Hand
Monmouth Glass Studio
Houston Design Co.|
Bayly + Moore
George and Edi
Six Barrel Soda
Ritual Tea Company
Mavis and Osborn
The Midnight Baker
Lewis Road Creamery
The Forest Cantina
Night Owl Cinema
Ben Bartlett – Musician