Members form a like-minded community of art lovers. We connect you with artists, curators, conservators and each other through our Members email newsletter, special events and exclusive access.

Your annual contribution supports our exhibition programmes, conservation work, research, publishing, education, family programming, and the acquisition of artworks.

Members enjoy a range of benefits, including free unlimited entry to paid exhibitions, access to special events, discounts in our shop and café, and more.

Upcoming events

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Art Rentals in the Age of Jane Austen
Art Rentals in the Age of Jane Austen

2—3pm

Members only – pay what you want Book now

Texas-based professor and writer, Janine Barchas returns to New Zealand to share some surprising findings about early art rentals.

Please note: This is an online event.

Art Rentals in the Age of Jane Austen

2—3pm

Members only – pay what you want Book now

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POSTPONED: Embroidery Workshop – Creative Floral Basics
POSTPONED: Embroidery Workshop – Creative Floral Basics

10.30am—4pm

From $310 Book now

Please note: This event was originally scheduled for Saturday 16 October. It will now go ahead on Saturday 27 November (restrictions allowing) and ticket holders have been contacted directly.

Join contemporary embroidery artist Fleur Woods to create your own mini floral embroidery. Enjoy a day in the Members lounge surrounded by beautiful blooms and immersed in creativity as Fleur shares her favourite supplies, tips & techniques. You will be supported to create your own design and set your creativity free. 

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POSTPONED: Embroidery Workshop – Spring Stitch Zen
POSTPONED: Embroidery Workshop – Spring Stitch Zen

10.30am—4pm

From $310 Book now

Please note: This event was originally scheduled for Sunday 17 October. It will now go ahead on Sunday 28 November (restrictions allowing) and ticket holders have been contacted directly.

Join contemporary embroidery artist Fleur Woods for a fun and relaxing day of creative stitch in the Members Lounge. After a long winter, find your zen immersed in creativity and explore texture, fibres and colour. Fleur will support you to set your creativity free and make your own design using traditional and self-taught methods.

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Quant-inspired Fashion Illustration Workshop
Quant-inspired Fashion Illustration Workshop

10.30am—3pm

From $150 Book now

Harnessing the youthful spirit of the sixties and embracing new mass-production techniques, Mary Quant created a new look for modern women. Be inspired by Quants work and play around with different materials and styles to create your own mini fashion sketch portfolio.

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Kintsugi workshop - March
Kintsugi workshop - March

10.30am–1.30pm

Members $135, Non-Members $190 (includes a Membership) Book now

Please note: This event was originally scheduled for Sunday 19 September. It will now go ahead on Sunday 6 March 2022 (restrictions allowing) and ticket holders have been contacted directly.

Kintsugi (or Kintsukuroi) is the Japanese art of repairing broken objects. Loosely translating to ‘golden joinery’, kintsugi values breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, using lacquer and powdered metal to make visible repairs.

Kintsugi workshop - March

10.30am–1.30pm

Members $135, Non-Members $190 (includes a Membership) Book now

As a Member, you're invited to a programme of events, curated especially for you. From exhibition previews to creative workshops, lecture series to curator talks, and visits to artist and conservation studios, we've got something for everyone. 

We’ll keep you up to date regarding exhibitions, events, and special offers through our Members email newsletter. You’ll be automatically subscribed when you sign up, and you may unsubscribe at any time. Not receiving our monthly newsletters to your inbox? Let us know.

Limited-edition Members Tote

Grab yourself something special with our limited-edition Members tote bag featuring Taketake Whenua, an original artwork by Ngataiharuru Taepa. Exclusively available to Members, you can purchase one in person from the Gallery's information desk, or online. Proceeds from this product support the Gallery and go towards future exhibition programming.

*No membership discount, or promotional discounts are provided on top of this price.

Members Lounge

As a Member, you receive access to our Members Lounge, located on Level 2 of the Gallery. Click here for Lounge opening hours and more information. 

Renew your Membership

When your membership is due for renewal, you’ll receive an email notification with an online payment link. Alternatively, you can renew at the information desk in the Gallery.
 

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Donate

If you’re interested in giving a little extra support, consider joining one of our many donor groups or make a one-off donation here.

Contact

Get in touch with us by email or phone +64 9 890 6173.