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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

History, heritage and culture are brought to life at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Founded in 1888, it remains New Zealand’s most compelling visual arts experience, with a collection numbering over 16,000 works.

Enter between majestic kauri (native tree) columns to explore four floors of exhibitions, seven centuries of art and one of Auckland’s most iconic buildings.

Experience world-class touring exhibitions, immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and atmosphere of traditional and contemporary international works and discover the largest permanent collection of New Zealand art right in the heart of Auckland city.

The Gallery also offers a lively calendar of talks, performances, film screenings and children's activities to complement its exhibition programme.

Collection Type
Art


Contact Details
Postal address iconPO Box 5449, Auckland 1141
Telephone number icon09 379 1349
Web address iconhttp://www.aucklandartgallery.com
Email address iconhello@aucklandartgallery.com
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Visitor Information
Physical address iconCnr Kitchener/Wellesley St, Central Auckland, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconDaily 10am-5pm
Charges iconNew Zealand residents FREE (with proof of residency) / Members and Members Guests FREE (with valid Members card) / Children 12 & under FREE / International adults $20 / International students $17 (with ID) / Charges for special exhibitions may apply


Facilities
Wheelchair accessCafeReference LibraryShopFunction SpaceGuided TourPublic ProgrammesMembership ClubToilets
Our friendly and knowledgeable team is here to introduce you to the art, artists, stories and histories that make up our Gallery. Free English-language tours start in the foyer on the ground floor daily at 11.30am and 1.30pm. Tours last 60 minutes and are limited to 15 people. Free Mandarin tours are offered Thursday – Sunday and start in the foyer on the ground level at 12.30pm. Tours last 45 minutes and are limited to 15 people. Brimming with locally made, innovatively designed and exclusive items, the Auckland Art Gallery shop is the perfect place to seek out a gift for that hard-to-please friend or to find something to brighten your own home.



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Gordon Walters: New Vision

Gordon Walters is one of New Zealand’s most important modernist painters. Across six decades he explored the potential of a few simple geometric elements with a singular focus, creating works of exactitude and ...

Region:Auckland CBD
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The Walters Prize 2018

New Zealand's contemporary art award, the Walters Prize returns to the Gallery in 2018 for its ninth iteration. Named in honour of pioneering modernist painter Gordon Walters (1919–1995), the Walters Prize is ...

Region:Auckland CBD
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Strike a Pose Fashion Films: The First Monday In May

A robe can be an artist’s muse, and intricately designed and beautifully made garments are works of art in their own right. We showcase the art of fashion with a series of films about the fascinating fashion industry ...

Region:Auckland CBD
Dates: 30-Sep-2018

First Tuesdays: "Japanese Bridge"

Every first Tuesday of the month, one of our curators unravels the stories behind a single iconic artwork currently on display at the Gallery. In October, Assistant Curator Emma Jameson will talk about "Le pont Japonaise ...

Region:Auckland CBD
Dates: 01-Oct-2018

Theatre Of Light - Good Company Arts

Theatre of Light brings to life the facades of Auckland Art Gallery, featuring recent works from Good Company Arts internationally acclaimed repertoire of dance films. NZ Arts Laureate Daniel Belton has crafted a ...

Region:Auckland CBD
Dates: 09-Oct-2018

Behind the scenes: Conservation Tour at Auckland Art Gallery

Join us for a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes at the Gallery and visit the painting and paper conservation studios. More than just a tour you will meet the conservators and see some of their current projects. ...

Region:Auckland CBD
Dates: 09-Oct-2018, 10-Oct-2018

Dame Jenny Gibbs and Gordon Walters – A Private Collection

Join us for an exclusive visit to the private art collection and residence of one of New Zealand’s most important art advocates, Dame Jenny Gibbs. After a welcome with drinks and canapés, Dame Jenny will join Julia ...

Region:Auckland CBD
Dates: 15-Oct-2018

Workshop Calligraphy – Experimental Alphabets

Join artist and calligrapher Kate Hursthouse for an afternoon spent exploring ways to create art from text. This workshop will divert from traditional hand lettering and calligraphic techniques and focus on pushing the ...

Region:Auckland CBD
Dates: 27-Oct-2018

Strike a Pose Fashion Films #2: Dries

Join us for a series of film screenings about the fascinating fashion industry introduced by fashion expert Angela Lassig, who puts modern-day haute couture and street apparel into historic perspective. The second ...

Region:Auckland CBD
Dates: 28-Oct-2018

My Art Collectors Series Launch Event

Collectors drive the art worlds, but what drives art collectors? There are so many different ways to collect, and collecting is something personal. The My Art Collectors Series celebrates collecting art and creates a ...

Region:Auckland CBD
Dates: 04-Nov-2018

Christmas flower wreath making with The Flower Project

Join The Flower Project for a Christmas wreath-making workshop using dried flora and fauna that is guaranteed to last until Christmas Day. Kathryn Fleming, founder and owner of The Flower Project, has a deep ...

Region:Auckland CBD
Dates: 03-Nov-2018

First Tuesdays: "The Spanish Well, Purbeck"

Every first Tuesday of the month, one of our curators unravels the stories behind a single iconic artwork currently on display at the Gallery. In November, Mary Kisler, Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International ...

Region:Auckland CBD
Dates: 05-Nov-2018

Four Season Fragrance Series

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.” — Henry David Thoreau. Each of the four divisions of the year are marked by ...

Region:Auckland CBD
Dates: 09-Nov-2018

Strike a Pose Fashion Films #3: Bill Cunningham New York

Join us for a series of film screenings about the fascinating fashion industry introduced by fashion expert Angela Lassig, who puts modern-day haute couture and street apparel into historic perspective. The third ...

Region:Auckland CBD
Dates: 25-Nov-2018

First Tuesdays: "Final Domestic Expose"

Every first Tuesday of the month, one of our curators unravels the stories behind a single iconic artwork currently on display at the Gallery. In December Curator, New Zealand Art Julia Waite will talk about "Final ...

Region:Auckland CBD
Dates: 03-Dec-2018

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