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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SOLD OUT: Into the Light | Ralph Hotere and Bill Culbert
SOLD OUT: Into the Light | Ralph Hotere and Bill Culbert

2—3pm

Members and guests (with a valid guest pass) $10, non-Members $15 Book now

Please note: This event has now sold out.

The friendship between Ralph Hotere (Te Aupōuri) and Bill Culbert is considered one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most productive artistic partnerships. Spanning more than two decades, their collaboration produced a series of awe-inspiring and provocative installations, which maintain a sense of their respective practices, as well as honouring the creativity of each artist individually. Julia Waite and Nathan Pōhio join forces to discuss the relationship between the two artists and their shared interest in the metaphorical potential of light and darkness.

SOLD OUT: Into the Light | Ralph Hotere and Bill Culbert

2—3pm

Members and guests (with a valid guest pass) $10, non-Members $15 Book now

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Curatorial Notes with Juliana Engberg
Curatorial Notes with Juliana Engberg

6—7.30pm

From $5 Book now

Part-open forum, part-insight to her curatorial mind, Juliana Engberg offers up her notes on pandemic curation, producing a newspaper alongside exhibition All That Was Solid Melts and deep-diving the Gallery's holdings in preparation for Romancing the Collection, which opens early August. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from this award-winning and internationally acclaimed curator – a treat for students, art lovers and professionals alike.

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SOLD OUT: Dame Jenny Gibbs – a private collection
SOLD OUT: Dame Jenny Gibbs – a private collection

6—8pm

Members and guests (with a valid guest pass) $195, non-Members $250 (incl. an annual Membership) Book now

Please note: This event has now sold out.

Dame Jenny Gibbs, one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most important art advocates and philanthropists, invites Gallery Members to an exclusive visit to her art collection and residence. Explore this private gallery filled with exquisite works by New Zealand and International artists while enjoying drinks and canapés, then sit down for a conversation between Dame Jenny and Curator, New Zealand Art, Julia Waite.

SOLD OUT: Dame Jenny Gibbs – a private collection

6—8pm

Members and guests (with a valid guest pass) $195, non-Members $250 (incl. an annual Membership) Book now

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Mackelvie Society Lectures: Ben Nicholson, Piet Mondrian and the quest for precision
Mackelvie Society Lectures: Ben Nicholson, Piet Mondrian and the quest for preci...

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

Join Senior Curator of International Art, Dr Sophie Matthiesson as she reconstructs the artistic dialogue between Dutch abstract painter, Piet Mondrian and his younger British colleague, Ben Nicholson. Their relationship flourished in north London in late 1938, when the two friends worked side by side in neighbouring studios as the clouds of World War II gathered. Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only. 

Mackelvie Society Lectures: Ben Nicholson, Piet Mondrian and the quest for preci...

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

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New Members Tour: Sat 11 Sep
New Members Tour: Sat 11 Sep

3–4pm

Free for Members (RSVP required)

In this wayfinding tour, you will be introduced to the Gallery’s layout, iconic artworks and the key sites in our award-winning building, including the Members lounge.

New Members Tour: Sat 11 Sep

3–4pm

Free for Members (RSVP required)

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SOLD OUT: Kintsugi workshop - September
SOLD OUT: Kintsugi workshop - September

10.30am–1.30pm

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

Please note: This event is now sold out.

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.

SOLD OUT: Kintsugi workshop - September

10.30am–1.30pm

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

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Embroidery Workshop – Creative Floral Basics
Embroidery Workshop – Creative Floral Basics

10.30am—4pm

From $310 Book now

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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Embroidery Workshop – Spring Stitch Zen
Embroidery Workshop – Spring Stitch Zen

10.30am—4pm

From $310 Book now

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.

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.