The Gallery is grateful to all the artists and copyright holders who have given their permission for images to appear on this website. Unless specifically stated otherwise, none of the content on this site may be reproduced, communicated to the public, transmitted or copied without the Gallery’s express written permission, except for the purposes of private study, research, criticism, review or education, in accordance with the Copyright Act 1994.

For written permission to reproduce information on this website for any purpose other than personal use, please contact the author, where named, in the first instance or contact the Gallery. When information from this website is used in any context, it must reference this website and the date of publication of the website must be stated.

Works, including text, sound recordings, images and artworks, are used on this site with the permission of artists, authors, donors and/or lenders of those works. The Gallery is committed to respecting the intellectual property rights of others. Every effort has been made to locate the copyright owners of material used in this website. In cases where this has not been possible copyright owners are invited to contact the Gallery. 

To the best of Auckland Art Gallery's knowledge, under New Zealand law:

  • There are no copyright or other intellectual property rights for works with a Copyright Status of 'No known copyright restrictions' or 'Copyright expired' in New Zealand; and
  • This material may be copied and otherwise re-used in New Zealand without copyright or other intellectual property right related restriction.
  • Auckland Art Gallery will not be liable to you, on any legal basis (including negligence), for any loss or damage you suffer through your use of this material, except in those cases where the law does not allow us to exclude or limit our liability to you.
  • Auckland Art Gallery cannot guarantee that sharing these images may not inadvertently infringe upon the rights of copyright holders unknown to us, and Auckland Art Gallery cannot accept liability if this should happen.


Māori images

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is committed to respecting intellectual property rights, as well as expressions of Māori culture in Aotearoa New Zealand. We ask you to do the same. You’re encouraged to use images as a way of remembering and sharing your experience of our exhibitions, but the reproduction of portraits as commercial items or the use of the images in a way that would cause offence is strictly prohibited.

The Gallery is grateful to all those descendants who have given permission for images of their ancestors to appear on this website. 


Photography and filming in the Gallery

We encourage visitors to capture their favourite works and memories of visiting our exhibitions on display; however we have a few important conditions to be aware of.

You may take photographs with hand-held cameras for personal use only. The use of tripods, selfie sticks, external stabilising devices or other camera attachments, flash or additional lighting is not permitted without the permission of the Gallery. A request must be made and granted before such equipment can be used in any gallery spaces.

Any images taken should not be reproduced or displayed on personal websites and must not be sold commercially or displayed publicly in any way that disrespects the subjects in the artworks or causes offence to any individuals or groups. 

Look out for the ‘no photography’ icon indicating objects, exhibitions or events that cannot be filmed or photographed. This restriction may be for cultural reasons, due to copyright law, privacy, or to protect the people or objects involved.

To request permission for your photography or filming, please contact us via Please allow  at least five working days for a response. Filming and photography is not always possible, and may incur a fee

Wedding or engagement shoots

The Gallery does not allow wedding or engagement photography to take place inside the building unless you have hired the venue for a wedding reception or ceremony. Find out more about venue hire here.


Special permits and reproduction requests

For information on reproduction requests and commercial filming and photography permits, refer to our Request a Print page.


Privacy policy

Your privacy is important to Tātaki Auckland Unlimited.

Tātaki Auckland Unlimited is a Council Controlled Organisation of Auckland Council, and consists of the following businesses and operating units:

  • Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
  • Auckland Conventions Venues & Events
  • Auckland Live
  • Auckland Stadiums
  • Auckland Zoo
  • Business
  • Chief Executive Office
  • Corporate Services
  • Film (Screen Auckland)
  • Invest
  • Meet (Auckland Conventions Bureau)
  • New Zealand Maritime Museum
  • Study, work and live
  • Visit

Tātaki Auckland Unlimited's Privacy Policy governs our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information (as defined in the Privacy Act 2020 (Privacy Act)) and has been prepared in accordance with our obligations and your rights set out in the Privacy Act.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. 

You can find a copy of the Privacy Policy here.

CCTV privacy notice

Tātaki Auckland Unlimited has installed Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras in some of our venues to monitor for any unwanted or unsafe activity. In accordance with the Privacy Act 1993, Tātaki Auckland Unlimited must ensure that these CCTV cameras do not unnecessarily impede on our visitors’ privacy.

We have created a privacy policy to govern the collection, use and disclosure of images captured by CCTV cameras. This privacy policy is designed to inform you of our reasons for installing CCTV cameras and where personal information has been collected, your rights in relation to that information.

Nothing in this privacy policy limits or excludes your rights under the Privacy Act 1993.

Privacy policy overview

This privacy notice will set out:

  • what information is being collected
  • the purpose of the information’s collection
  • whether we intend to pass this on to others, and who they may be
  • whether the collection of this information is authorised or required under a particular law
  • the rights of the individual to access and correct the information
  • our address for contact


What information is being collected?

We have placed CCTV cameras up at some of our venues to monitor specific areas for security and safety purposes. These cameras may from time to time record footage of you, your family and friends as you pass through the CCTV camera area. We consider this footage to be your personal information so we will be ensuring that it is managed as set out in this privacy policy.


What is the purpose of the information collection?

Tātaki Auckland Unlimited is taking steps to ensure the safety and security of our staff and visitors, as well as making sure that our venues are prevented from damage in any way. We view CCTV cameras as a means to carry out these steps with minimal imposition on our visitors. It is also paramount that our staff are safe and secure when working at our venues. The CCTV cameras are a way to help achieve that objective. We may use this footage when conducting internal investigations relating to staff or visitor complaints.


Will we be passing this information on to other parties? Who will they be?

In the event of some unlawful activity being carried out at the premises, and it being recorded on our CCTV cameras, we may pass that footage over to Police for the purpose of an investigation. Likewise if the Police believe some unlawful activity was carried out at the complex then they may view or ask us to hand over, any footage that may help.


Is collection of this information authorised or required under a particular law?

As the owner and/or operator of the venues it is our right to install and operate the CCTV cameras in our properties.


What rights do individuals have to access and correct the information?

Any individual who is recorded by our CCTV cameras has the right to access that footage and to make any corrections so long as that information relates to that individual. These are principles of the Privacy Act 1993. The length of storage of footage may vary from complex to complex and so there is no guarantee that this information will still be held by Tātaki Auckland Unlimited at the time the individual wants access. The individual has no right to access footage that does not relate to the individual.


If you have any queries about these policies or personal data we have collected, please contact:

Privacy Officer


PO Box 5449
Victoria Street West
Auckland 1142