North Port Events, owners of the Auckland Art Fair, have confirmed that the 2022 Auckland Art Fair will be held from Wednesday 2 – Sunday 6 March at The Cloud.
The 2022 Art Fair will be renamed as the Aotearoa Art Fair. This is a reflection of the changes in the Fair over the last four editions, to establish the event as a showcase for the outstanding art and artists of the wider Pacific Rim, as experienced in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Fair welcomes galleries not only from across Aotearoa, but also from Australia, parts of South East Asia, the west coasts of North and South America, and the Pacific Islands. The name change is a reflection of what the Fair does, continuing to present the breadth and diversity of some of the best art and artists working in our region.
Auckland Art Fair is pleased to announce that more than NZ$10 million worth of art was sold at the 2021 Art Fair, exceeding sales in previous years by $1 million.
The 2021 Auckland Art Fair was one of the first Art Fairs to take place anywhere in the world since Covid-19 took hold last year. Highlights included the participation of four galleries from Australia and one each from Rarotonga and China, despite closed international borders, and the presentation by Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre of Len Lye’s major kinetic sculpture Big Blade.
Stay tuned for more details on the 2022 event to come!