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Welcome to Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, the home of the
visual arts in New Zealand. Explore our collection of more
than 15,000 artworks, find out about upcoming
events, increase your knowledge in the Creative Learning Centre and
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Stunning screen-based installation by Lisa Reihana
Get more out of your visit with a free guided tour
Browse through more than 15,000 artworks
Discover the roots of Aotearoa New Zealand's largest arts institution
Experience the world premiere of one of the most ambitious screen-based projects from Aotearoa New Zealand, from one of the country's most admired artists. In 1804, Joseph Dufour created Les Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique, a 20-panel scenic wallpaper whose exotic subject matter referenced popular illustrations of the times and mirrored a widespread fascination with Captain Cook and de la Perouse Pacific voyages. Two hundred years later Lisa Reihana reanimates the wallpaper as a spectacular 26 metre wide panoramic video.
With Matariki in our night sky, we're hosting a Big Day Art this Saturday to promote connections to family, community and the environment. Listen to music and performances as they transform the Gallery, or contribute to a communal art project destined to be sent overseas. Think sustainably by upcycling discarded materials, turn wool into jewellery and even create objects to explore the stars above. The Big Day Art is a day for the whole family and is free of charge. View or download the programme of events
Open daily 10am - 5pm, except Christmas Day
Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland City
Free tours start from the main entrance at 11.30am and 1.30pm
The building is a work of art in itself and we never tire of our favourite pieces among the outstanding exhibits.
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