Aside from the beautiful landscape, Auckland is famous for its beautiful culture and love of arts. This is evident in the different art galleries scattered all over the city. You can see some great art that depicts the life and culture of the kiwi people. With close to 100 gallery spaces in the Auckland region, narrowing it down to five of the best is quite a challenge. However, the list of art galleries below will surely provide you with what is new, what is hot and what is the trend in the local contemporary art scene in Auckland.
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki – This is one of the most famous art galleries in Auckland and considered as the principal art gallery in the region. It hosts some of the most extensive collection of national and international art in New Zealand. This art structure was established in 1888 as the first permanent art gallery in the country. It is set below the hilltop Albert Park in the central city area of Auckland.
Gow Langsford – This is considered as one of Auckland’s finest and most influential art gallery. Here you will find exhibitions that range from painting to photography and sculpture. It showcases works from leading contemporary artists both local and international. Gow Langsford was started by Gary Langsford and John Gow in 1987. It is located on Kitchener St and Lorne St., Auckland.
Two Rooms – This art gallery features an eclectic mix of artworks and styles which includes video and installations. You can find this building on Putiki St., a new hub for Auckland art galleries.
ArtSpace – Located in Newton, Auckland; this art gallery is famous for its dedication to keeping things fresh. It is a non-commercial and non-collectors gallery. It has the freedom to stay true to their ethos of risk-taking, bringing work from the frontiers of creativity. Expect to find art works that will stimulate your mental imagination.
- Object Space – This is where you can find art that is wearable, functional and in three dimensions. This is the only art gallery in the country that is dedicated to exhibiting contemporary craft, design and applied arts.