Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan

Sat 7 Mar 2020 — Mon 1 Jun 2020

Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan

Sat 7 Mar 2020 — Mon 1 Jun 2020

Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan includes more than 70 paintings sourced from private art collections. Including delicate silk paintings, precious scrolls, folding screens and vibrant woodblock prints, this exhibition explores the wonder, mystery and enduring popularity of art from this period.

The exhibition presents a captivating introduction to the characters, places and pastimes of a flourishing era during Japan’s more-than 250 years of self-imposed isolation from the world. See life as it was captured by the most popular artists of the period, including Katsushika Hokusai, Andō Hiroshige, Kitagawa Utamaro and Keisai Eisen. There are iconic depictions of popular and seasonal landmarks, including rare paintings of snow-capped Mount Fuji, waterfalls, rivers and blossoming trees. Visitors will also be introduced to the symbolic world of animals and to the imaginary realms of myth and legend, inhabited by dragons and fantastic beings.
 
Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan will also demonstrate the enduring influence of Edo-period art through the inclusion of two digital artworks from celebrated contemporary artist Tabaimo and renowned international art collective teamLab. Using 21-st century technologies, both animate and bring to life the mysterious beauty of the Floating World evoked in woodblock prints and golden screens.
 
Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan has been curated by Japanese scholar, Rossella Menegazzo (Università degli Studi di Milano Statale), in collaboration with Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki curators, and is organised by MondoMostre, Italy.

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Single exhibition entry
(Valid on any single day between Sat 7 March– Mon 1 June 2020)
: Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan

New Zealand adults $19
(Proof of residence required.)
New Zealand concessions $16
(Proof of residence required. Community Services Card holders, Seniors, Students with ID.)
International adults $29
(Includes Gallery entry.)
International concessions $26
(Includes Gallery entry. Valid ID required)
Children 12 and under FREE
(All children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult.)
 

Joint exhibition entry
(Valid on any single day between Sat 4 April– Mon 1 June 2020): Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan AND Civilisation, Photography, Now

New Zealand adults $29
(Proof of residence required.)
New Zealand concessions $23
(Proof of residence required. Community Services Card holders, Seniors, Students with ID.)
International adults $39
(Includes Gallery entry.)
International concessions $36
(Includes Gallery entry. Valid ID required)
Children 12 and under FREE
(All children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult.)

How to book

In advance
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Prices include GST. Booking and delivery fees, where charged, are additional to the admission price.

There is no entry charge for children aged 12 or under.

Auckland Art Gallery Members go FREE:

  • Present your membership card at the information desk on the day of your visit and you will be issued with a ticket to the exhibition.
  • Members with a guest pass may also bring their guest for FREE.
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Groups

Please book at least 2 weeks in advance of your visit to secure entry to this exhibition.

Adult groups

If you are visiting in a group, advanced booking is strongly recommended to guarantee entry. Booked groups will be prioritised and large groups will be admitted into the exhibition in smaller groups. All Adult group visits are charged the standard admission price.

Secondary, tertiary, education group bookings

Single exhibition group booking
(Valid on any single day between Sat 7 March– Mon 1 June 2020): Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan

New Zealand secondary school group students $10
New Zealand tertiary group students $10
Accompanying teacher/adult $10

Joint exhibition group booking
(Valid on any single day between Sat 4 April– Mon 1 June 2020): Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan AND Civilisation, Photography, Now

New Zealand secondary school group students $15
New Zealand tertiary group students $15
Accompanying teacher/adult $15      

Teacher/adult-to-student ratios apply:

Years 1–4 / Ages 5–9 – 1:6
Years 5–7 / Ages 10–11 – 1:7
Years 7–10 / Ages 12–15 – 1:10
Years 11–13 / Ages 16–18 – 1:30

We reserve the right to add extra staff to supervise large groups and charges may apply – please book in advance to confirm.

Discounted entry is only available with a booking. Unbooked student groups and accompanying adults are charged at the standard admission prices. Teacher/adult to student ratios apply to all student groups.

To make a group booking, email us.

Extras

FAQs

When can I see Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan?

The exhibition is on show at Auckland Art Gallery from Saturday 7 March – Monday 1 June 2020. The exhibition is open during normal Gallery hours, 10am–5pm.

Where is the exhibition located?

Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan is located on Level 1.

How do I buy tickets?

In advance

We're partnering with Eventfinda to provide online ticket sales for Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan.

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On the day

You can also buy tickets on any day of the exhibition (Saturday 7 March – Monday 1 June 2020) from the Gallery's information desks.  

 

Are there discounts for children?

Children aged 12 and under are FREE. Please note that children aged under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Can I enter more than once with my ticket?

Any-day tickets provide you with exhibition admission on a single day only, but you may visit the exhibition more than once during that day.

Joint tickets to Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan and Civilisation, Photography, Now provide you with entry to both exhibitions on a single day. Joint tickets are valid during the period in which both exhibitions run concurrently (4 April – 1 June 2020).

Auckland Art Gallery Members and Members Guests receive FREE unlimited entry to Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan.

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How do I become a Member and see the exhibition for free?

Gallery Members receive free unlimited entry to Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan and all ticketed exhibitions at Auckland Art Gallery.

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What are the ticket terms and conditions of sale?

For online tickets, Eventfinda's standard terms and conditions apply.

Why is there a charge for this exhibition?

Your ticket price contributes to the costs involved in mounting an exhibition of this scale and calibre and of bringing international works on loan to New Zealand.

How much time should I allow to view the exhibition?

We recommend allowing 60–90 minutes to view Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan. Last entry is usually at 4pm daily.

Is there a programme of events associated with this exhibition?

Yes, the exhibition is accompanied by a special visitor programme. See What’s on for more details. You can also subscribe to our fortnightly newsletter to receive the latest information on upcoming events straight to your email inbox – sign up below or at the bottom of any page on our website.

Can I take photographs in the exhibition?

Yes, photography without flash for personal use is permitted in the exhibition. View the Gallery's full photography policy.

 

Is Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan suitable for families and children?

Families with children of all ages are very welcome, and children aged 12 and under go FREE to Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan.

Please note we don't allow food or drink in the exhibition and ask that you don't touch the artworks.

After viewing the exhibition, extend your visit with a trip to our Todd Foundation Creative Learning Centre exhibition, Sara Hughes: All My Favourite Shapes.

Where can I park?

We recommend Auckland Transport's Victoria Street carpark which is located a few hundred metres up the road from the Gallery.

Do groups – including education groups – need to make a booking?

Yes. Bookings for groups (including adult education groups) of 10 or more people should be made by emailing education@aucklandartgallery.com with the details of your group, group size, and preferred date(s) and time(s) of visit.

Booked groups will be prioritised.

 

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