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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

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Address: Corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland 2004, New Zealand
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+64 9-307 7700
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is New Zealand’s most compelling visual...

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki 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. Open daily 10am-5pm (except Christmas Day) Free entry (charges may apply to special exhibitions).

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An impromptu visit

The current exhibition Laid Bare, is great. A bit small but worth the entry fee. Pop into the park behind as well, lovely spot.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Wellington
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Wellington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The current exhibition Laid Bare, is great. A bit small but worth the entry fee. Pop into the park behind as well, lovely spot.

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Sun City West, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

FREE. Very interesting exhibit on Lindaur paintings of Maori - "The Maori Portraits." Beautiful wood building. Nice little café as well.

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Wolfville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This no cost gallery was a wonderful way to enjoy art for a few hours on a rainy day. The Maori Portraits showcase the work of Gottfried Lindauer, and were exceptional. Community customs were shared through some of the paintings, and the artist's painting technique was shown. We had a quick bite to eat at the Cafe (the toasted date... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I came away from the art gallery convinced I had missed something. Art is a matter of personal taste of course and the line which appears to be taken here is that anything non-European or contemporary, no matter how worthy or unworthy, should be displayed in a vast amount of space so that the visitor can appreciate it (if there's... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone with either architectural or artist interest must see this gallery. World Class. Take the kids. There is always an imagination room for them and they are very welcome in the main gallery. Shop. Greta place to pick up highend New Zealand gifts.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While many Auckland activities involve being outside, if you are forced in by weather, or have a some time to kill around the U of Auckland/Albert Park area, stop in the award winning Art Gallery. The architecture is first rate, avoiding that stuffy "museum" feel, and has a bit of whimsy to it, which kids can appreciate. The Gallery displays... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

That's the problem with modern galleries - they use a lot of space to display not a lot And so it felt with here Nice building

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not a "paintings museum" kinda-person,so maybe that is why I gave it a 4 star (out of 5). What I didn't really like about it was that in theexpositionof the Maori people's paintings there was one which was not "true to life" in that the painter gave her an "afro hair" and I am more of the "reality type... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed wandering looking at the different styles of art, which is a lot, for people who know the difference in the various styles will find it very enjoyable

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Enfield, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing exhibit of "The Maori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer's New Zealand" The building is beautiful and other exhibits worthwhile. Gift store had unique articles. Walking distance from my hotel at Scenic Hotel Auckland.

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