Please enjoy this page, where we share photos from our events, along with exclusive product offers from Auckland Art Gallery Foundation partners, and more.

Judy Millar edition artwork

The 2016 Appeal will see the acquisition of a major site-specific artwork commissioned from Auckland/Berlin-based artist Judy Millar for the Gallery's South Atrium. To support the Appeal you have the opportunity to purchase a limited edition print by Judy Millar – created especially for the Foundation’s Dada inspired dinner held in May 2016 – or to make a tax-deductible donation, please email us

<p><em>Art &amp; Ideas 2016</em> publication</p>

Art & Ideas 2016 publication

Art & Ideas 2016

The Foundation is proud to support the publication of Art & Ideas, the Gallery's annual review covering the period from July 2015 – June 2016. Art & Ideas 2016 provides a commentary on highlights from the Gallery's exhibitions, public programmes, publishing and museum specialist activities. It acknowledges all the generous support the Gallery receives for its activities. 

View a digital version or email us to enquire about receiving a copy.  

<p>&#39;Essentials for itinerant art-lovers&#39; travel kit by Aesop.</p>

'Essentials for itinerant art-lovers' travel kit by Aesop.

Travel kit by Aesop

The Foundation is proud to have Aesop as one of our generous Foundation Partners. Together with Aesop we've created a bespoke product for Auckland Art Gallery's shop – an 'Essentials for the itinerant art lover' kit, with travel sized skin, hair and body care products of the highest order.  

All profits from the sale of these support the Foundation. 

Visit the Gallery Shop to purchase or email us to place an order. 

<p><a href="">Amisfield Winery</a>, Queenstown</p>

Amisfield Winery, Queenstown

Amisfield wine cases

To introduce our newest partner Amisfield and help you celebrate throughout the festive season, Amisfield have generously put together some special 'Wine & Art Lover' cases.  Each case contains a selection of limited edition release wines, some of which are only available in the Amisfield Bistro. All profits from the sale of these cases support the Foundation. 

Please email us for an order form.

Foundation events


The Holy Palate: A Theatrical Dining Experience: 19 May 2016

Cuisine by Peter Gordon, Art Direction by Judy Millar, Tim Gruchy Projections and Sound, Ben Hoadley on Bassoon.

The night launched the Auckland Art Gallery Foundation and the inaugural Annual Appeal.  Close to 160 guests attended a unique dining experience in the dress code: formal dada. We shared fine cuisine by Peter Gordon and immersed ourselves in a world Judy Millar's art direction created.

To date the Appeal has raised over $150,000.  We are well on our way to bringing a Judy Millar site-specific commission to the Gallery.

The Concept Model Unveiling: 1 Sep 2016

Art direction by Judy Millar, Colourful Cocktails by Michael Dearth, restaurateur Baduzzi, The Grove, Sound by Samuel Holloway

The Auckland Art Gallery Annual Appeal 2016 will see the acquisition of a major site-specific artwork commissioned from Auckland-/Berlin-based artist Judy Millar for the Gallery’s South Atrium. On 1 September we held a very memorable ‘colourful cocktail’ evening to celebrate and “unveil” the concept model with the artist, and learn more about the Foundation.

An Evening of Art: 17 Nov 2016

Our Foundation Members enjoyed a tour of two new exhibitions at Auckland Art Gallery, led by Director Rhana Devenport and Curator, Māori Art Nigel Borell. In the Members Lounge we all enjoyed the hospitality of our newest Foundation Partners, with special wines from Amisfield and Dawsons chefs created canapes inspired by the two exhibitions. Our guests also departed with a gift from our Foundation Partner Aesop.  

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We look forward to keeping in touch with you.