Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki is New Zealand’s most compelling visual arts experience. Enter between majestic kauri (native tree) columns to explore four floors of exhibitions, seven centuries of art and one of Auckland’s most iconic buildings. Experience world-class touring exhibitions, immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and atmosphere of traditional and contemporary international works and discover the largest permanent collection of New Zealand art right in the heart of Auckland city. The Gallery offers a lively calendar of talks, performances, film screenings and children's activities to complement its exhibition programme. Please visit our website to see what’s on. Join a free Gallery tour in English 11.30am and 1.30pm daily. Open daily 10am-5pm (except Christmas Day) and 10am–9pm on Fridays.
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1-2 hours
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Alli C
Nelson, New Zealand56 contributions
More Than Art
Jul 2021
I enjoyed watching the installation of the new external exhibit. There's more to art than the object itself; the electrician wiring up the lights was performing his own artwork.
The signage pointing the direction of exhibitions was a little vague. It wasn't obvious where things were and I'm certain I missed many rooms due to loss of direction. Having said that, what I did see, I really enjoyed. The café staff were most accommodating to my food request and were friendly.
There is an odd thing though, in the café there is a seat which causes the voice of the person in it to carry around the room; the conversation was riveting, I wonder how the date went.
Written 9 July 2021
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Tasi A
7 contributions
Always fantastic!
Aug 2020
Love going to the Auckland Art Gallery, so much to see and to do and never disappoints either on your own or with the kids.
Written 24 April 2021
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Sivasankar Sivapragasam
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia53 contributions
Amazing world of art
Dec 2020 • Family
I am glad to see pacific islander art work. It's a great combination of shapes, forms and visuality. Keep it up.
Written 27 December 2020
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Trek598453
5 contributions
Enchanted Japanese prints at Auckland City Gallery
Aug 2020
Friend and I visited the Hokusai and Hiroshige Japanese print show Enchanted Worlds with a range of works from the edo period and contemporary artists.
Auckland City gallery was easy to find and sit outside on a fine day.
Written 11 October 2020
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TeamIan
Tauranga, New Zealand1,513 contributions
An uninspiring collection
Jul 2020
This gallery has a strange mix of modern and classical art - mostly painting, or multimedia (as opposed to sculpture), that left me feeling uninspired. The modern art seemed to be of a very poor quality - almost as if it were a joke on the artists' part. On the classical side of things they had an interesting display based around the theme of love, longing, and loss. There was also a feature on Colin McCahon, which was probably the better part of what the gallery had to offer.
Written 2 July 2020
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Henrik R
Kenilworth, UK40 contributions
Tells a great story
Mar 2020
We visited this via one of the hop on hop off buses. We bought the ticket with the entry included. The museum has a terrific Maori section and the Maori show was very very good. The military section was also very interesting and informative. The war memorial is in the grounds.
Written 24 March 2020
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noplanes
Penang Island, Malaysia102 contributions
Take the tour!
Mar 2020
We had an excellent tour to start our visit, and continued to spend about 2hours+ at this lovely museum. Lots of interesting things to see, including the architecture of the building itself. Had a coffee stop at the cafe which was good, and the museum shop has many interesting items to look at as well. Highly recommended for a few hours in Auckland!
Written 19 March 2020
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LyndaPerkins
Brisbane, Australia178 contributions
holiday
Mar 2020
we were staying quite near here so went to take a look if you are into art then it is worth it, they have a lovely cafe if you need a drink or a snack
Written 18 March 2020
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ashevillefab5
Asheville, NC96 contributions
very nice
Feb 2020
spent a few hours here with my mother. I enjoyed the art very much. we also had lunch in the cafe and it was very good.
Written 16 March 2020
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MartyDownunder
Canberra, Australia381 contributions
Excelent Gallery with a varietey of objects and paintings not overly crammed
Feb 2020
Went here with a group of friends and spent several enjoyable hours looking at the works and historical objects . the NZ Living Portraits: Mata Raurangi exhibition was fascinating as well as that of Louise Henderson works .
The gallery is uncluttered so one can feel still sane after several hours .
The cafe was a little dissappointing .
Recommend go there
Written 5 March 2020
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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is open:
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Sat - Thu 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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