Aucklanders and visitors can now experience New Zealand's largest art collection in a world-class public art gallery.

Latest media: World Architecture Fesitval names Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki 2013 World Building of the Year. This brings the Gallery's outstanding award total to 23 since the newly developed building opened on 3 September 2011. Read full media release.

See footage from the Gallery's opening day on our YouTube channel.

Gallery Development

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  • Background

    The Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki is New Zealand's oldest established and largest public art gallery, first opening its doors to the public in February 1888.

  • Awards

    Here is the full list of awards that the Gallery has received across Architectural, Project, Property and Graphic Design, since the 2011 reopening.

  • FAQs

    Frequently asked questions (FAQs) will be generated in response to your feedback.

  • Take a Tour

    Click on the media tab to take an animated tour of the new building and see timelapse footage of the development.

    You can see more videos from the Gallery on our YouTube channel.

  • Architects

    A trans-Tasman partnership was appointed to design the remodelled gallery.

  • Design Plans

    Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is set to join the ranks of major art museums on the world stage with its plan for a multi-million dollar restoration and expansion.

  • East Gallery

    Architectural Considerations

    The purpose of the Auckland Art Gallery development, as put forward in the project brief, is to create a vibrant new focal point within the cultural precinct of the city that integrates the gallery, park and street and effortlessly connects art with people, offering a diversity of visual art, leisure and learning experiences.

  • Project Team

    A huge amount of people were involved in the Gallery Development. This page lists just some of them.

  • Timeline

    The Gallery opened on 3 September 2011 - take a look back and see how far we have come.

  • Fundraising

    Find out about how the funds for the Gallery's Development were raised.

  • Honour Board List

    Honour Board List

    The Gallery is particularly grateful for the support of the following individuals and groups: