Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is welcoming four new exhibitions, two major commissions and a new interactive art-making experience this spring and summer!
From a major exhibition by artist couturier Guo Pei to three new exhibitions drawn from the Gallery's collections, as well as a new art-making experience in the Gallery's Creative Learning centre, there's plenty to see and do at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki in coming months.
The exclusive exhibition, Guo Pei: Fashion, Art, Fantasy 郭培：时装之幻梦 celebrates one of the world’s most renowned couturiers. Guo Pei’s gowns and garments unite high fashion, remarkable artistry, and an imagination with no limits. As part of this exhibition, we’re delighted to present the Yellow Queen gown that Rihanna famously wore at the 2015 Met Gala.
The Gallery are also proud to showcase new commissions by two outstanding New Zealand artists. In October, they will unveil Darcell Apelu’s sculptural installation Carry Me With You on the North Terrace and into December, Simon Denny will present his largest project in New Zealand in some years in the Gallery’s North Atrium.
The exhibition programme also includes significant presentations of the Gallery’s collection, showcasing some of the greatest artists of our era and from throughout history.
In Te Aka Matua Creative Learning Centre, the Gallery will open Ngā Pakiaka: Like the roots of a tree, a new experience that will enable visitors of all ages the opportunity to explore art and interconnected environmental themes through hands-on making.