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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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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

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

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: 30-Jun-2018, 14-Jul-2018, 28-Jul-2018, 18-Aug-2018, 01-Sep-2018, 15-Sep-2018 View more sessions

She Claims #4 - Janet Lilo and Ane Tonga

It is the 125th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New Zealand, during which we celebrate our women’s right to vote. Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is proud to be contributing to the celebration of this ...

Region:Auckland CBD
Dates: 04-Jul-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

Clay Art Making by Māori artist Wi Taepa

Do not miss this opportunity to participate in a special workshop with one of New Zealand’s most respected figures in contemporary Māori clay art making. Wi Taepa will take you through the process and techniques in ...

Region:Auckland CBD
Dates: 27-Jul-2018

She Claims #5 - Ruth Buchanan and Natasha Conland

Celebrate the ideas and mana of creative women today! It is the 125th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New Zealand, during which we celebrate our women’s right to vote. Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is ...

Region:Auckland CBD
Dates: 08-Aug-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

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

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: 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: 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

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