Auckland Galleries Walking Tour, Auckland (Self Guided)

Auckland offers a vast range of art galleries which houses an outstanding collection of paintings and holds frequent exhibitions. Works of famous local and international artists are presented here. Fans of modern art will be especially pleased. Take the following tour to see the best Auckland art galleries!
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Auckland Galleries Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Auckland Galleries Walking Tour
Guide Location: New Zealand » Auckland (See other walking tours in Auckland)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Author: leticia
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Antoinette Godkin Gallery

1) Antoinette Godkin Gallery

At Antoinette Godkin Gallery you will find the latest contemporary art. This fine art gallery, situated in central Auckland, displays works of new and talented artists in New Zealand and holds exhibitions of contemporary fine art.
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Gow Langsford Gallery

2) Gow Langsford Gallery

Founded in 1987, Gow Langsford Gallery’s goal is to showcase contemporary New Zealand art. It exhibits work by contemporary artists from New Zealand, as well as from all over the world. Besides modern paintings, the gallery offers an interesting collection of sculptures.
Hours: Monday - Friday: 10-6pm, Saturday: 10-4pm, Closed Sundays and Public holidays
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Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

3) Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki (must see)

The principal public gallery in Auckland, Toi o Tāmaki has the most extensive collection of national and international art in New Zealand and frequently hosts traveling international exhibitions. In 2009, it was announced that American investor Julian Robertson would donate art valued at $115 million to the Gallery. The donation included works by Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian, Salvador Dali, Georges Braque, Andre Derain, Fernand Leger, Pierre Bonnard and Henri Fantin-Latour and was the largest of its kind in Australasia. This gallery is housed in an eclectic building, with architecture both modern and traditional housing the pieces.

Tip:
Take the cost-inclusive guided tour – you won't be sorry you did. Afterward, stick around and wander the galleries you missed during the tour.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am-5pm
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Artspace

4) Artspace

Artspace is a leader of the modern art movement in New Zealand, dedicated to the fulfillment of new ideas in art and culture. This gallery is the largest contemporary art space to present modern New Zealand and international art. Artspace’s goal is to develop new ideas and encourage innovation in art.
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Saturday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Artstation

5) Artstation

Artstation represents a community gallery, dedicated to art from the various communities residing in Auckland City. The gallery holds a new exhibition once every three weeks. It also has fully-equipped rooms where it offers art classes and support for local art ideas.
Hours: Mon - Thu: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm; Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sat: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Masterworks Gallery

6) Masterworks Gallery

Masterworks Gallery specializes in New Zealand and Australian modern applied art and focuses on glass, ceramics and jewelry. This contemporary applied art gallery promotes the richness and diversity of the applied arts and holds fifteen exhibitions a year.
Hours: Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm; Sat 10am - 4pm

Walking Tours in Auckland, New Zealand

Create Your Own Walk in Auckland

Create Your Own Walk in Auckland

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Auckland Historic Buildings Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 km
Auckland Culture Tour

Auckland Culture Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 1

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km

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Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


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