Gilbert & George: The Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Exhibition 2022

Sat 25 Jun 2022 — Sun 11 Sep 2022

Gilbert & George: The Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Exhibition 2022

Sat 25 Jun 2022 — Sun 11 Sep 2022

Often controversial, sometimes cheeky and always questioning, British artists Gilbert & George have been creating art together ever since they met in 1967 at one of London’s leading art schools. From the very beginning, they have appeared as subjects in their own art and shared a belief in ‘Art for all’.

For Gilbert & George anything – and everything – is a potential subject matter for art. They have peered closely at the big questions of life: religion, sex, violence, hope, addiction and death. Through their films and ‘LIVING SCULPTURE’, they have challenged taboos, fought artistic convention and taken a fresh look at the way we live now. From their own bodies to their long-time home in London’s East End, nothing is too personal or too forbidden for these two artists whose work is a portrait of life today.

Developed exclusively with Gilbert & George by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki with co-ordinating curator, Matthias Arndt, and venue coordinator, Ron Brownson, The Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Exhibition 2022 brings together existing and new work from the 21st century. Presented with the support of the Auckland Art Gallery Foundation and Cordis Auckland, it looks back over a joint career that has courted controversy, challenged the status quo and championed alternative views. Exhibiting work direct from Gilbert & George’s own personal collection, it brings some of the most exciting of British art to New Zealand for the very first time.

This exhibition contains some content that may cause offence.

This exhibition is supported by the Auckland Art Gallery Foundation and Cordis Auckland.

Image credit: Gilbert & George Union Dance (detail) 2008, Courtesy ARNDT Collection

Tickets

Members FREE – Become a Member

Adults $24.50

Seniors and Community Card holders $19.50

Students [with Student ID] $19.50

Children 12 and under FREE

(All children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult)
 

How to book:

On the day – You can buy tickets on any day of the exhibition (Saturday 25 June – Sunday 11 September) from the Gallery's information desk on our Ground level. For updates on on-the-day ticket availability, please call +64 9 307 7700.

For priority entry on a particular date, please buy your ticket in advance via Eventfinda.

In advance – Advance ticket sales offer you priority entry on a particular date, and are available now via Eventfinda.

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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, however you will need to select a FREE child ticket type when booking in advance via Eventfinda. 

Auckland Art Gallery Members go FREE. Present your membership card at our information desk on the day of your visit and you will be issued with a ticket to the exhibition. Members with guest passes may also bring their guests for FREE. To secure priority entry on a particular date, please select the FREE Member ticket type when booking in advance via Eventfinda.
 

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Join us as a Member on the same day as your visit to Gilbert & George and we’ll refund the price of your exhibition ticket. Members receive a range of benefits, including free unlimited entry to paid exhibitions, invitations to Members-only events, access to the Members lounge, and discounts in our shop and café.

Events

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Gilbert & George: Members Tour II
Gilbert & George: Members Tour II

12–1pm

Free for Members (bookings required) Book now

Gilbert & George: Members Tour II

12–1pm

Free for Members (bookings required) Book now

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The Auckland Performing Arts Centre performs Gilbert & George
The Auckland Performing Arts Centre performs Gilbert & George

11am, 12pm, 1pm (approx. 15 minutes each)

The Auckland Performing Arts Centre performs Gilbert & George

11am, 12pm, 1pm (approx. 15 minutes each)

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Gilbert & George: Members Tour I
Gilbert & George: Members Tour I

12–1pm

Free for Members (bookings required) Book now

Gilbert & George: Members Tour I

12–1pm

Free for Members (bookings required) Book now

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Groups

Please book at least two weeks in advance of your visit to secure entry to this exhibition. Advance booking is essential to guarantee entry. To make a group booking, please email gallerytours@aucklandartgallery.com.
 

Discounted entry is only available for groups who book in advance:

Adults: $22

Seniors and Community Services Card Holders: $18

Unbooked groups are charged standard admission prices.
 

Primary, Secondary, Tertiary group bookings

Please book at least two weeks in advance of your visit to secure entry to this exhibition. Advance booking is essential to guarantee entry and very large groups may need to be admitted into the exhibition in smaller groups. We reserve the right to add extra staff to supervise large groups. To make a group booking, please email education@aucklandartgallery.com.

Discounted entry is only available for groups who book in advance:

Primary school group students: No charge

Secondary school group students: $10

Tertiary group students: $10

Separate charges may apply for accompanying teachers and adults.
 

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

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FAQs

When can I see Gilbert & George?

Gilbert & George: The Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Exhibition 2022 is on show at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki from Saturday 25 June 2022 – Sunday 18 September 2022. The exhibition is open during normal Gallery hours, 10am–5pm daily.
 

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Where is the exhibition located?

Gilbert & George is located on Level 1.

How do I buy tickets?

In advance:

We're partnering with Eventfinda to offer advance ticket sales for Gilbert & George. Advance tickets give priority entry on your selected day.
 

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On the day:

You can also buy tickets on the day of your visit from the Gallery's information desk on Ground level. For priority exhibition entry on a particular day, please buy your ticket in advance via Eventfinda.

Are there discounts for children?

Yes. 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?

Tickets allow single entry to the exhibition. However, you are welcome to spend as long in the exhibition as you need. 
 

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Can I see the exhibition for free?

Yes, if you are a Gallery Member, entry to Gilbert & George is FREE. Entry is also FREE to any guests you bring with you using your Members Guest pass.

For priority exhibition entry on a particular day, please secure your FREE Member / Members Guests tickets in advance via Eventfinda. You may also secure your FREE ticket from our information desk on the day of your visit.
 

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

Gallery Members receive FREE unlimited entry to Gilbert & George. Follow the link below to become a member. 
 

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What are the ticket terms and conditions of sale?

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

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How far in advance can I buy tickets?

You can buy tickets for any particular day of the exhibition's season in advance via Eventfinda. 

When do advance tickets go off sale?

You can buy tickets via Eventfinda up to 12 hours in advance of each day's opening time of 10am. Advance tickets give priority entry on your selected day.

Tickets may also be purchased from our information desk on Ground level on the day of your visit.  

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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 objects on loan to New Zealand.

How much time should I allow to view the exhibition?

We recommend allowing 60 minutes to view Gilbert & George. The Gallery closes at 5pm daily.

Is there a programme of events associated with Gilbert & George?

Yes, the exhibition is accompanied by a special visitor programme. See What’s on for more details. You can also subscribe to our fortnightly e-newsletter to receive the latest information on upcoming events straight to your email inbox.

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Can I take photographs in the exhibition?

Yes, photography without flash for personal use is permitted. Where there are exclusions, 'no photography' signage will be on display. View the Gallery's full photography policy.

Is Gilbert & George suitable for families and children?

While this exhibition contains some content that may cause offence, we welcome all visitors and children aged 12 and under go FREE. If you would like to discuss suitability for your own family/group, please call us on +64 9 307 7700.

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 adult 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 us with the details of your group, group size, and preferred date(s) and time(s) of visit.

Booked groups will be prioritised.

What COVID restrictions or terms and conditions of entry apply?

For the latest information on visiting us during the COVID-19 pandemic please see our COVID-19 webpage. Our conditions of entry are also available online. 

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