A Deadly Ponies-sponsored exhibition featuring scarves is a highlight of the Auckland Art Fair.

The annual Auckland Art Fair kicked off on Wednesday, and one of the most exciting spaces in the expansive exhibition at The Cloud on Quay St has been brought to life by our friends at Deadly Ponies. The luxury accessories brand is the key sponsor of the Piki Mai: Up Here exhibition on the mezzanine floor of the fair, which features up-and-coming and emerging artists.

A particularly special part of the exhibition is an installation featuring Deadly Ponies own art-print silk scarf collection. On totem-like mannequins conceived by spatial designer Katie Lockhart, the gorgeous scarves are styled as dresses and cowboy bandanas, and topped with masks designed by children from the Cloud Workshop programme. Led by art photographer Deborah Smith, the Cloud Workshop programme helps children who have suffered the loss or life-limiting illness of a close family member to find strength and pleasure through creative experimentation.

The Auckland Art Fair runs until 5pm, Sunday 27 May. You can purchase tickets online here.