Winter Newsletter 2016

It has been a busy quarter again, with an inspiring lunchtime talk from photographer Fiona Pardington that included plenty of illuminating anecdotes about her photographic career. Most recently we supported the exhibition Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America in enabling a number of artists to come to New Zealand to install work and present in the opening visitor programme. Key among these was renowned Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar, who gave an unforgettable keynote lecture on the evening of 3 May. There was an opportunity to meet Alfredo that evening and he and other artists at the stakeholder preview of Space to Dream on Thursday 5 June. Our support also made it possible for the works of Brazilian artist Lygia Clark to come to Auckland, and that evening we saw her Sensory Masks and suit, The I and the You, in action!

Other stand-out events included artists’ talks over the opening weekend, which were attended by 674 visitors. The exhibition is receiving excellent reviews and recommendations, so please spread the word about the three South American themed weekends to come on 16/17 July, 20/21 August and 10/11 September. Be sure to check the Art Gallery website for details.


Key events July — September 2016

Dealer Gallery Visit

Thursday 23 Jun 6.30pm Ivan Anthony Gallery

Several of the Contemporary Benefactors joined esteemed Auckland gallerist Ivan Anthony who will introduced our Contemporary Benefactors group to his latest exhibition Provenance, which included ‘old masters’ in the company of New Zealand contemporary artists. This is the latest in our series of private introductions to Auckland dealer galleries.




The Walters Prize 2016 – An Introduction

Fri 5 Aug 6.30—8pm Auckland Art Gallery, Level 2, Members Lounge

Join exhibition curator Natasha Conland for an exclusive introduction to the Walters Prize 2016, New Zealand’s Contemporary Art Prize.

As the biennial industry award for contemporary art, this exhibition and prize nomination is often the most talked about event in our exhibition calendar. Come along for a glass of wine, an exhibition tour, and a behind- the-scenes account of the exhibition and nominated artists.

The Walters Prize Dinner

We have a date! The biennial Walters Prize Dinner will be held at the Gallery on Friday 30 September. Please await the press release and letter of invitation for more news on the most prestigious black tie award dinner

in our calendar. Make sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity. Get in early to purchase tickets or your table.

Please contact for more information.

 As a Contemporary Benefactor you will also receive invitations to exclusive openings run by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Please contact Charlotte Swasbrook if you are not receiving these invitations

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Your donation is going towards contemporary exhibitions, publications and extensions to

the Auckland Art Gallery public programme.




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