Our current corporate partners help us to be the home of the visual arts in Auckland, offering dynamic and enriching connections between people and art.
AUT is Auckland Art Gallery’s longstanding University Partner as well as the Sponsor of the Pat Hanly Creativity Awards. AUT’s Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies leads this partnership, and provides opportunities for its students and staff to access and collaborate with the Gallery and its artists across lectures, interviews, workshops and research projects.
‘Alfa Romeo is honoured to be selected by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, New Zealand’s largest and most inspiring visual arts experience, to work with them to share the excitement and passion that art in all its forms is able to inspire’, says David Smitherman, Chief Executive Officer of Alfa Romeo in New Zealand. ‘Alfa Romeo brings with it a unique artistic and styling heritage that we believe is an ideal fit with the Gallery and we look forward to sharing Alfa Romeo’s own works of art.’
The partnership between the Italian car marque and the Gallery began last year with Alfa Romeo’s proud support of the Open Lates programme for major touring exhibition, The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence, which brought paintings by Botticelli, Caravaggio and more direct from the walls of a private Italian palace to Auckland Art Gallery. This year, the partnership is strengthened further with the delivery of a liveried Alfa Romeo Stelvio for the Gallery’s use in its activities to connect art with people by reaching out to artists, partners, and cultural and community groups spread out across Auckland and beyond.
The Joyce Fisher Charitable Trust has a vision to make New Zealand a better place by funding education and leadership initiatives that will enhance communities.
Supporting Auckland Art Gallery, which provides a platform for viewing challenging perspectives on society, is an essential part of the Trust’s mission to nurture citizens who will think, dream and act to make Aotearoa a place of which we can all be proud.
Leading fashion designer and cultural icon Karen Walker has teamed up with Auckland Art Gallery to create a range of collectable accessories based on the works of Frances Hodgkins, one of the early 20th-century’s trailblazers.
In celebration of the forthcoming major exhibition, Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys, Karen was given exclusive access to our extensive collection of Hodgkins’ artwork. From these paintings, Karen has produced exclusive travel-inspired pieces that reflect the artist’s nomadic and adventurous life.
‘Frances Hodgkins was the original “Runaway Girl”,’ Karen says. ‘Her life was full of purpose, adventure and independence. Our work has always been inspired by strong female stories and women with outsider points of view and adventurous spirits.’
Cordis, Auckland is part of a collection of 5-star, timeless hotels by Langham Hospitality Group. Located in one of Auckland’s favourite and most lively neighbourhoods, the 5-star hotel offers approachable luxury with heartfelt kiwi service, as well as local experiences that are authentic and family friendly. Growing connections to the art community, Cordis, Auckland are thrilled to be partnering with the Gallery in 2019, recognising the vital role it plays as an inclusive hub for the city’s diverse communities and visitors.
Chow:Hill is a collaborative organisation of Architects, Urban Designers, Landscape Architects and Interior Designers working alongside our clients in a range of public and private sectors. We are committed to their success through collaboration and design thinking, and through the development of trusted relationships.
Our partnership with the Auckland Art Gallery is seen as a natural fit for the engaging, collaborative and creative approach that informs our work. We consider this relationship to be of mutual value and we are proud of the contribution we make to enable the Gallery to deliver quality and enriching programmes to the communities of Auckland.
Craigs Investment Partners is proud to support the Auckland Art Gallery as partner of the Gordon Walters New Vision exhibition in 2018. We are proud of our partnership with the Auckland Art Gallery over the last two years and see it as valuable to both our clients and community with the inspiring programmes and exhibitions that are continuously being delivered.
Craigs Investment Partners Limited is one of New Zealand’s largest investment advisory firms, offering tailored investment solutions to private, corporate and institutional clients.
The Creative Thinking Project is based at the University of Auckland and aims to deepen understanding of the creative process and the benefits of creativity through a programme of research, teaching and engagement. The Gallery as a partner with The Creative Thinking Project welcomes the opportunity to be a place for creative endeavour and exploration and has hosted some of their inspiring Creative Fellows ranging from neuroscientists to artists, writers, curators, creative directors and producers, film makers and beyond.
Resene has all the quality paint, colour, wallpaper, curtains and professional advice you need to get a superb finish on your decorating projects. Choose from thousands of colours in the Resene Total Colour System or let Resene create a custom colour match for you. Once you’ve chosen your favourite colour, get it tinted into the extensive range of Resene Environmental Choice approved low VOC paints. You will receive professional and free technical advice on the best paint system to use and how to apply it.
Resene has been proudly 100% New Zealand owned and operated since it started in 1946, and was named New Zealand’s Sustainable Business of the Year 2010 and Most Trusted Paint brand since 2012.
Resene is a proud supporter of Auckland Art Gallery.
The University of Auckland Public Programmes offers access to the University’s knowledge and research, and encourages the two-way flow of ideas between the university and its many communities. People from these communities work in partnership with academics from the university, practitioners and organisations to develop and deliver short courses, seminars, study tours and public lectures.
‘Auckland Art Gallery provides many learning opportunities for those enrolled in Public Programmes at the University of Auckland. In recent years, the Body Laid Bare exhibition from Tate allowed a full experience of artworks displayed in the gallery environment, in conjunction with classroom-based lectures. Nothing can substitute the first-hand experience of an artwork and a digital representation is only a preparation for seeing the art itself. That is why our partnership with Auckland Art Gallery is so beneficial for expanding horizons in life-long learning.’ Morgan Harnett, Relationship Manager – Event Services
Aiming to inspire the art lovers of today and tomorrow, My Art Collector Talk Series and My Art Time Kids Club are brought to you through the partnership of My Art and Auckland Art Gallery. The My Art Collector Talk Series is available to Gallery Members, while the My Art Time Kids Club is on every weekend from 11am–2pm.
My Art is a not-for-profit organisation that makes it easier to buy art with interest-free loans from most New Zealand dealer galleries. Their mission is to support artists and the vibrancy of the New Zealand art scene by making the purchase of art more accessible – so everyone can experience the joy of living with art. This partnership with Auckland Art Gallery is one of the many steps they are taking to help support local artists and keep the New Zealand art community dynamic and energetic.
Food and beverage
Villa Maria, A leader in sustainability, innovation and quality is recognised as an icon in the New Zealand wine industry. Truly exceptional wine made by passionate people encapsulates Villa Maria’s success story. Proudly New Zealand and family owned, the company has a genuine desire to operate in a way that ensures resources are protected for future generations. For more than 50 years Villa Maria has been creating approachable and food-friendly wines of exceptional quality from New Zealand’s finest wine growing regions.
We are proud supporters and wine suppliers to Auckland Art Gallery.
Epic Brewing Company has proven to be a force to be reckoned with when it comes to creating award-winning aromatic and hoppy IPA beer. Epic is brewed locally in Auckland by Founder, Director and International Beer Judge Luke Nicholas, who is known for his love of dramatic hops, punchy flavours and for ‘bending the rules’.
Epic is proud to be the exclusive beer supplier to Auckland Art Gallery.