Fifteen years ago, when the NEW Gallery opened, the Auckland Art Gallery saw it as 'a new home for contemporary art in Auckland'. And so it has proved to be. Dozens of exhibitions large and small, from New Zealand and from around the world, from the gallery's own collection and from a myriad of individual and corporate lenders, from artists and from institutions, as well as surprising, enjoyable and memorable art events.
The NEW Gallery relieved the pressure on exhibition spaces in the main Art Gallery and helped revitalise Auckland's arts precinct, attracting dealer galleries to the area and brightening the Auckland arts scene.
Curated by Alexa Johnston, Call Waiting celebrates the history of the NEW Gallery as we look forward to the main Gallery building re-opening in mid 2011.
- Curated by
- Alexa Johnston
- Level 2
- Free entry
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2005
Literature discussion group, Tukaki wharenui, Te Kaha-nui-a-tiki marae, Te Kaha. Witi Ihimaera and Rowley Habib/Hapipi. June 1973
gelatin silver print toned with gold
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2001