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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.

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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

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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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The immersive 13-screen film installation 'Manifesto' by German artist and filmmaker Julian Rosefeldt pays homage to the moving tradition and literary beauty of artist manifestos, ultimately questioning the role of the ...

Region:Auckland CBD

Other People Think

All art was once contemporary, and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki’s rich historical and modern collections reflect what was current at certain times. Over the last 10 years, the Gallery has continued building a ...

Region:Auckland CBD

Wi Taepa: Retrospective

This exhibition celebrates the life and work of senior Māori clay artist Wi Taepa as it looks back at over 30 years of his art practice. It presents key works from Taepa’s career, sharing the breadth and diversity of ...

Region:Auckland CBD

Art in Bloom Social Painting: Paint like Rita Angus

Discover your inner artist, and learn how to copy Rita Angus' "Scrub burning, Northern Hawke's Bay" (1965). This painting workshop by Art in Bloom Academy is a social event, where you will learn to paint step-by-step ...

Region:Auckland CBD
Dates: 02-Jun-2018

Talking Culture - Alejandro Chaskielberg

Alejandro Chaskielberg (Buenos Aires, 1977) is an independent photographer, videographer and teacher. He has established a worldwide reputation for his innovative vision and sensibility that crosses the boundaries ...

Region:Auckland CBD
Dates: 03-Jun-2018

Talking Culture - Enrico Stefanelli

Auckland Festival of Photography & Leica present Enrico Stefanelli (Italy). Enrico Stefanelli is a photographer and journalist and teaches photography in workshops. He is the founder and artistic director of ...

Region:Auckland CBD
Dates: 04-Jun-2018

Photography Workshop with Simon Devitt

Photographer, lecturer and award-winning publisher Simon Devitt is on a mission: teaching you how to make your daily snaps more interesting. Through playful exercises in and around Auckland Art Gallery you will discover ...

Region:Auckland CBD
Dates: 16-Jun-2018

Understanding and Talking About Contemporary Art

Selwyn Community Education is based at Selwyn College, Kohimarama, Auckland. Sunday 17 June 2018 10AM - 2PM with art educator Charlotte Maguire. Did you know that the average time someone spends looking at a ...

Region:Auckland CBD
Dates: 16-Jun-2018

Acrylics Painting Workshop: Paint like John Hoyte

Discover your inner artist, and learn how to copy John Hoyte's "View of Auckland" (1873) in acrylics. This painting workshop by Art in Bloom Academy is a social event, where you will learn to paint step-by-step in a ...

Region:Auckland CBD
Dates: 21-Jul-2018

Why not have some fun at the Perfume Playground Club?

“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: 24-Aug-2018, 09-Nov-2018

Talking About Art At the Gallery

Selwyn Community Education is based at Selwyn College, Kohimarama, Auckland. This course is held offsite at the Auckland Art Gallery. Available twice in 2018: Sunday 8 April 10:30AM - 3:30PM or Sunday 16 ...

Region:Auckland CBD
Dates: 15-Sep-2018

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