Where To Find: Auckland's Art Galleries To Browse
From pint-sized spaces to iconic institutions, here are our top galleries to visit
This converted warehouse provides a great space for contemporary art from local artists such as Rohan Hartley Mills, Peata Larkin, Robin White and Gretchen Albrecht.
Where: 6 Putiki St, Grey Lynn Ph: 09 360 5900 Visit: Tworooms.co.nz
Melanie Roger Gallery
Expect new and exciting work from artists both within New Zealand and internationally in this K Rd gallery. It's a lovely space with art from newcomers and the more established with art taking form across all mediums.
Where: 444 Karangahape Rd, Newton Ph: 09 360 1151 Visit: Melanierogergallery.com
Auckland Art Gallery
Auckland Art Gallery is our largest art institution, with a collection of over 15000 works. It's a must-visit for tourists and locals alike, with stand-out and international exhibitions that change regularly.
Where: Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley St, City Ph: 09 379 1349 Visit: Aucklandartgallery.com
Trish Clark Gallery
This central-city gallery is tucked on Bowen Ave, and its owner has been in the business for over 30 years. Artists represented include Billy Apple, Stephen Bambury, and Julian Dashper.
Where: 1 Bowen Ave, City Ph: 09 379 9556 Visit: Trishclark.co.nz
A cool and contemporary space which shows local and international artists. Expect exciting work from up-and-coming new generation artists.
Where: 19 Putiki St, Grey Lynn Ph: 09 358 0855 Visit: Hopkinsonmossman.com
Gow Langsford Gallery
This long-standing gallery is celebrating 31 years this year and has always represented a wide range of established homegrown and international artists.
Where: 26 Lorne St, City Ph: 09 303 9395 Visit: Gowlangsfordgallery.co.nz
This pint-sized, friendly-feeling space on K Rd has Maori values at its centre, and it’s here owner Jacob Raniera hopes to make art accessible to viewers and artists alike. Mokopopaki Gallery aims to be the opposite of a cold, white-walled gallery.
Where: 454 Karangahape Rd, Newton Visit: Mokopopaki.co.nz
Tim Melville Gallery
A focused edit of contemporary New Zealand and Australian art, located in Grey Lynn.
Where: 4 Winchester St, Grey Lynn Ph: 09 378 1500 Visit: Timmelville.com
The Pah Homestead
This beautiful historic homestead houses over 8500 works curated from the James Wallace Arts Trust Collection. Browse the mix of traditional and contemporary art, the on-site sculpture gardens and a stop at the must-visit on-site cafe.
Where: 72 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough Ph: 09 639 2010 Visit: Tsbbankwallaceartscentre.org.nz
Another great K Rd gallery providing a platform for fresh, contemporary homegrown art.
Where: Level 1, 300 Karangahape Rd, Newton Ph: 09 303 4965 Visit: Artspace.org.nz
A very slick corner site gallery on K Rd showing contemporary and modern art.
Where: 312 Karangahape Rd, Newton Ph: 09 307 8870 Visit: Bowerbankninow.com
A contemporary art space which always has cool new works by a great range of artists. With year-round group and solo exhibitions along with events and offsite projects.
Where: 13 Reeves Rd, Pakuranga Ph: 09 577 0138 Visit: Tetuhi.org.nz
Mangere Arts Centre
Always a vibrant, colourful and culturally rich selection of works supporting homegrown and Pasifika talent. A really nice and modern space.
Where: Cnr Bader Drive & Orly Ave, Mangere Ph: 09 262 5789 Visit: Facebook.com/pg/mangereartscentre
This gallery down the stairs showcases projects, solo shows, and independently curated exhibitions from artists such as Gordon Walters, Richard Maloy and Billy Apple. Madame George is nice and close by too if you fancy a drink after browsing.
Where: 510 Karangahape Rd, Newton Ph: 09 307 0703 Visit: Starkwhite.co.nz
Anna Miles Gallery
This central gallery showcasing contemporary New Zealand has bright and fresh work from artists including Vita Cochra, Octavia Cook and Cat Fooks.
Where: 10/30 Upper Queen St Ph: 09 368 5792 Visit: Annamilesgallery.com
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