The Auckland Art Gallery is a great place to visit on a winter weekend with family or friends. With over 15,000 works of art, the largest art institution in New Zealand will have something for everyone to marvel at. Here's what's new this season. 

Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys | Now - September 1 

Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys

Frances Hodgkins, Bridesmaids, 1930, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Lucy Carrington Wertheim, 1948.

This spectacular exhibition traces Hodgkins’ creative and peripatetic life through France, Morocco and Spain to her final days in England, examining the influence of location on her development as a modernist painter and the notion of travel and journey as a source of artistic inspiration. 

A Place to Paint: Colin McCahon | August 10 - January 27 

Colin McCahon

Colin McCahon May His light shine (Tau Cross) 1978-1979
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1980
Courtesy of the Colin McCahon Research and Publication Trust.

Widely regarded as one of Australasia's key 20th-century artists, this new exhibition from artist Colin McCahon is well worth a visit to see. A Place to Paint: Colin McCahon in Auckland traces McCahon's development over the 30 years he lived in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, and reveals the significance that place had for his painting and its presence in his art. The exhibition features 25 key paintings drawn from Auckland Art Gallery’s renowned collection, as well as from private holdings, and includes works that have rarely been seen.   

Last updated: 09 April 2021