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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

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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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

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

Curator Talk: Natasha Conland on The Walters Prize 2018

The Walters Prize is considered the most esteemed award in New Zealand visual arts. It presents the very best of New Zealand contemporary art, as selected by an independent jury, in an exhibition from which a winner will ...

Region:Auckland CBD
Dates: 17-Aug-2018

Argentine Tango - Beginners Class

This Beginners Class is for those who have none or very little experience in dancing the Tango. It is also suitable for dancers who would like to go over the basic technique which is very common to experienced dancers. ...

Region:Auckland CBD
Dates: 18-Aug-2018, 01-Sep-2018, 15-Sep-2018

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
Dates: 17-Aug-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: 24-Aug-2018, 09-Nov-2018

First Tuesdays: "Verre et Pichet by Pablo Picasso"

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 August, Assistant Curator Emma Jameson will explore "Verre et Pichet", ...

Region:Auckland CBD
Dates: 04-Sep-2018

She Claims #6: Dame Denise L'Estrange-Corbet & Angela Lassig

It is the 125th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New Zealand, time to put women in the spotlight! Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is proud to be contributing to the celebration of this significant part of our ...

Region:Auckland CBD
Dates: 05-Sep-2018

Sunday Artist Talk with Richard Killeen

Join us on for an exclusive talk between Curator, New Zealand Art Julia Waite and artist Richard Killeen in the beautiful and tranquil Members Lounge overlooking Albert Park. Renowned for his iconic ‘cut outs’, ...

Region:Auckland CBD
Dates: 08-Sep-2018

Understanding and Talking About Contemporary Art

Selwyn Community Education is based at Selwyn College, Kohimarama, Auckland. Sunday 9 September 2018 10AM - 2PM with art educator Charlotte Maguire. Did you know that the average time someone spends looking at a ...

Region:Auckland CBD
Dates: 08-Sep-2018

Workshop Embellishing the Flaw with Fraser Crowe

Workshop Embellishing the Flaw: In Principle and Practice Stitching is storytelling and mending matters! Do you have a special garment or textile item that has worn away, is stained, or needs some attention? Do you ...

Region:Auckland CBD
Dates: 16-Sep-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

Photography Workshop with Simon Devitt

Photographer, lecturer and award-winning publisher Simon Devitt is on a mission: to boost your knowledge and appreciation of photography as a storytelling medium, and to jointly rediscover ways to share our images with ...

Region:Auckland CBD
Dates: 22-Sep-2018

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

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

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