Celebrate Artweek in the city centre by taking a visit to our many galleries to check out some truly incredible exhibitions on display. Here are some of our favourites to check out. To see all the exhibitions on display this Artweek, click here.

Auckland Art Gallery: 


Zhang Xiao, Coastline No.2 2009 © Zhang Xiao, courtesy Blindspot Gallery

Civilisation, Photography, Now

Civilisation, Photography, Now explores our hyper-connected, 21st-century lives through over 200 original photographs by 103 contemporary artists from across Europe, Asia, America, Australia and New Zealand.

Gow Langsford Gallery: 

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Darryn George, Mara #25, 2020, pastel and acrylic on canvas

A River flowing out of Eden

A departure from the minimal, linear approach to painting that defined his earlier years, Darryn George’s exhibition A River flowing out of Eden embraces a joyful, vibrant palette. Deliberately free and naive, the works explore ideas of innocence and purity.

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Lisa Roet, Orangutan Hands, 2005-6

Brothers Keeper

Australian artist Lisa Roet continues a deep investigation into the complex interface between humans and our simian relatives. In Brother’s keeper, Roet’s work is infused with refreshing vigour, candour and an inescapable sense of mystery, poignantly highlighting how inextricably linked humans and primates are amid the messy uncertainty of biology, nature and culture. 

Gus Fisher Gallery: 

The Medium is the Message

Image credit: Top of the World television programme, 1977. Produced by Tom Parkinson with set design by Roy Good. Image courtesy of Roy Good.


The Medium is the Message: Television Now and Then

The Medium is the Message is an exhibition that marks sixty years since the first official public television broadcast in Aotearoa from Gus Fisher Gallery’s iconic heritage building as former radio and television studios.

Silo Park

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Dust & Scratches 

Melanie Arnold, Belinda Griffiths, Diane Scott explore the idea of ‘material as metaphor’ by responding to the unique Silo 6 space. Although these artists work with varied materials their considered approach to materiality is the same.

New Zealand Maritime Museum 

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A year in Aotearoa

Witness the wonder of Aotearoa New Zealand in this raw and unfiltered photographic exhibition featuring images from the New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year 2020 Competition. Look through the lens of some of New Zealand’s top photographers across a range of categories including aerial, landscape, wildlife, society, and photostory.

Last updated: 09 September 2020