Fifteen years ago, when the NEW Gallery opened, the Auckland Art
Gallery saw it as 'a new home for contemporary art in Auckland'.
And so it has proved to be. Dozens of exhibitions large and small,
from New Zealand and from around the world, from the
gallery's own collection and from a myriad of individual and
corporate lenders, from artists and from institutions, as well
as surprising, enjoyable and memorable art events.
The NEW Gallery relieved the pressure on exhibition spaces in
the main Art Gallery and helped revitalise Auckland's arts
precinct, attracting dealer galleries to the area and brightening
the Auckland arts scene.
Curated by Alexa Johnston, Call Waiting celebrates the history of
the NEW Gallery as we look forward to the main Gallery building
re-opening in mid 2011.