Want to know what’s hot in contemporary art right now? Join us for a bespoke, curated visit to the Auckland Art Fair on the VIP Preview day. Auckland Art Fair is the biggest contemporary art event in New Zealand, where you can see and buy works from over 150 artists from the Pacific Rim. Your event ticket includes a Premier Art Pass, which gives unlimited access to any day of the Fair, the Art Party, Opening Night and exclusive VIP events taking place around Auckland.
After a coffee and welcome by one of the Fair’s directors, curator Francis McWhannell walks you through the more than 45 art booths, sharing insights about established and upcoming artists and their practice. Meet gallerists, artists and other key people in the industry, and discover what an art fair has to offer to (aspiring) collectors. After the guided tour you can stay on for the infamous Opening Night event.
About Francis McWhannell
Francis McWhannell is a freelance writer and curator with a particular interest in New Zealand painting. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Museums and Cultural Heritage from the University of Auckland, where he is currently completing a Masters in Art History. He has written for various arts and culture magazines and websites, including Art News New Zealand, HOME, The Pantograph Punch, Art Collector (Australia), Runway Conversations (Australia), and The Spinoff. Francis is an experienced guide, having led tours at Artweek Auckland and Auckland Art Fair, as well as independently.
- $245 for Members; $295 for non-Members (incl one year membership)