Auckland Art Gallery | Toi o Tamkaki
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Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Gallery.
Image: Rose Nolan, Help Me To Say More (red on white
version), 2002, oil on hessian, cotton, installation,
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.
If your question isn't here please contact us so we can answer your query and add it to the list below.
We are open daily from 10am - 5pm, except on Christmas Day.
Please be aware that the café and espresso bar close earlier than
the Gallery - you can view their opening hours here.
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The closest car parks are on Kitchener Street, Victoria Street
East and Mayoral Drive. A mobility parking bay is located on
Kitchener Street and disabled parking is available at the nearby
car parks. For $4 all-day parking at the Victoria Street
car park each weekend and on public holidays, pick up a
discount voucher from the Gallery's front desk.
The free City LINK bus stops nearest the Gallery are 7053 or
7054. The Outer LINK bus travels along Wellesley Street past the
Gallery - the nearest bus stops are 1094, 7088 and 7089. View the
Maxx website for more information
All galleries and facilities are wheelchair accessible.
Wheelchairs are available from the front desk free of charge.
The Gallery has a café and espresso bar where you can
relax and refuel. You can find the café on Level 1 and the espresso
bar on Level 2.
You are welcome to take still and
video photographs for personal (i.e non-commercial) use in the
galleries housing the permanent collection, with some exceptions
and conditions. Please refer to our photography and copyright
Yes, the Gallery has free wi-fi. To connect and for more
details, visit our Location and Access page.
The Gallery does hire some of its spaces for corporate and
private events - you can find more information on our Venue Hire
We have a variety of events and
activities for children - you can view them in the Learning section
under Families and Children.
The Gallery has designed and resourced our studio courses
and holiday workshops for
children aged 5-12 to ensure that we provide an
entertaining and engaging activity for this age range.
We do not accept children under 5 to these activities because
experience has shown us that they often need more support than we
can provide to achieve the same level of enjoyment. However, our
drop-in sessions can be enjoyed by all ages.
The Gallery has very limited space for promotional material at
the front desk but you can add your art event to our community
events listing, the Neighbourhood.
The Gallery does not conduct
valuations, however we can recommend several places to
have your artwork valued - please call our information desk on 09
Our Curatorial team are constantly researching local and
international artists and are regular visitors to local, national
and international exhibitions. The best way to get an exhibition at
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is to get exposure through
dealer, community and artist-run exhibitions.
You can take small handbags into the Gallery; however we do ask
that you leave backpacks and larger bags in our secure cloakroom to
help everyone enjoy their visit.
For lost property enquiries please contact our front desk in
person or call 09 354 2194. Please provide a full description of
the lost item and the date you visited the Gallery, along with your
If you have left an item in our cloakroom, please bring your
cloaking tag (red rubber bangle) to the gallery and we will return
your property to you. If you have lost your cloaking tag please
contact the Gallery on the phone number listed above. All lost
property is retained for three months before being disposed of.
Auckland Art Gallery is open to breastfeeding and our policies
do not exclude mothers who need to breastfeed during their visit to
our exhibitions. We aim to provide a positive experience for
everyone and we acknowledge that there are different levels of
comfort and understanding across the broad spectrum of our
customers. In some instances we may offer mothers the opportunity
to move to a more comfortable space to balance the needs of our
customers on the day.
If not, please contact us so we can answer your question
and add it to this list.