Auckland Art Gallery - Toi o Tamaki

Cnr Wellesley & Kitchener Streets, Auckland
Auckland, Auckland
The finest building in the French Renaissance style in New Zealand, Auckland’s Art Gallery began its life as the city’s library. The building’s foundation stone was laid in June 1885 and the building opened in 1887. Superbly sited on a tight corner site on Wellesley Street, it is a magnificent building housing the largest and most comprehensive collection of New Zealand and international art in the country.

The appeal of the gallery has been enhanced by an extensive makeover, architecturally a joint venture between Archimedia Group and Sydney's FJMT, which opened in September 2011. A 'Pacific Pavillion' contrasts with the French Renaissance-style ‘chateau’ of 1887.

Auckland City Art Gallery was awarded World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Singapore in October 2013.

Exhibitions drawn from the collection are shown in combination with touring shows. At the Website you can view 12,500 works on-line. The gallery often has programmes for children. Check the website.

The gallery is the home of the Chartwell collection.


Michael Hight, Gordon Crook, Peter Black, John Drawbridge, Fiona Pardington, Robyn Kahukiwa, Philippa Blair, Nigel Brown, Laurence Aberhart, Anne Noble, Billy Apple, Shane Cotton, Julian Dashper, Don Driver, Colin McCahon, Ralph Hotere, Frances Hodgkins, Michael Smither, Toss Woollaston, Rita Angus, Bill Culbert, Milan Mrkusich, Boyd Webb, Marie Shannon, Ava Seymour, Peter Robinson, Gordon Walters, Christine Hellyar, Megan Jenkinson, Doris Lusk, Don Binney, Jeffrey Harris, Dick Frizzell, Max Gimblett, Sara Hughes, John Pule, Jacqueline Fraser, Michael Parekowhai, Barry Cleavin, Mark Adams, Wayne Barrar, Terry Stringer, Pat Hanly, James Nairn, Chapman-Taylor, Peter Peryer, John Gully, Ian Scott, Bill Hammond, Don Peebles, Richard Killeen, Andrew Drummond, Len Lye, Christine Webster, Grahame Sydney, Alexis Hunter, Tony Lane, Elizabeth Thomson, Ann Shelton, Michael Illingworth, Marian Maguire, Philip Clairmont, John Reynolds, Allen Maddox, Gavin Chilcott, Gottfried Lindauer, Margaret Dawson, Evelyn Page, Yvonne Todd, Robin Morrison, Leon van den Eijkel, Allan McDonald, Jan Nigro, Rodney Fumpston, Fiona Clark, Tony Fomison, Ronnie van Hout, Peter Siddell, Olivia Spencer Bower, Rudolph Gopas, Leo Bensemann, John Johns, Theo Schoon, Dame Louise Henderson, Jane Zusters, Bruce Foster, Margaret Stoddart, Russell Clark, Emily Karaka, Jacqueline Fahey, Gavin Hipkins, William A Sutton, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Glenn Jowitt, Max Oettli, Clive Stone, Charles Heaphy, John Kinder, Tony de Lautour, Peter McIntyre, Séraphine Pick, Natalie Robertson, Paratene Matchitt, Edward Bullmore, Peter Stichbury, Eric Lee-Johnson, Saskia Leek, Kate Newby, Marté Szirmay, Len Castle, Gil Hanly, Peter Madden, Rhondda Bosworth, Michael Stevenson, Sydney Lough Thompson, Haruhiko Sameshima, Stuart Page, Alan Pearson, et al., Adrienne Martyn, Murray Hedwig, Ross T Smith, Martin Basher, Tom Kreisler, John Bevan Ford, Margaret Butler, Harvey Benge, Gottfried Lindauer., John Fields, David Low, Joanna Paul, Michael Shannon, Charles Spencer
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