New Zealand’s premier contemporary art event, the Auckland Art Fair, is returning to The Cloud on Auckland’s Queen’s Wharf from 24 - 28 February 2021.
Discover art by more than 150 artists, exhibited by 40+ of the best galleries of the wider Pacific Rim region, including now only New Zealand, but Australia and the Pacific Islands. The Fair spotlights the breadth and diversity of the best art and artists working in our region.
The international galleries exhibiting at the 2021 Auckland Art Fair are Bergman Gallery (Rarotonga), CHAUFFEUR (Sydney), Fine Arts, Sydney (Sydney), Fox Jensen (Sydney), SPURS Gallery (Beijing) and STATION (Melbourne & Sydney).
Whether you're interested in painting, photography, sculpture, moving image, ceramics, drawing or performance, Auckland Art Fair has something for everyone.
FOOD AND DRINK
Visitors will have access to a number of pop-up bars and delicious eateries at The Cloud during the Fair. Enjoy coffee from Atomic Coffee Roasters and a selection of drinks from Seresin Estate, Hallertau and Scapegrace Distillery. Our food offerings will be announced soon. Stay tuned!
The 2021 Auckland Art Fair will, for the first time ever, include an outdoor Sculpture Space at the Waitematā Harbour end of The Cloud. Take a seat in the sun nestled amongst large scale sculpture works while enjoy a refreshing cocktail from the Scapegrace Gin and Vodka Cocktail Bar and a bite to eat.
Expect sunshine, sculptures, cocktails, boats on the water and a place to soak in Tāmaki Makaurau’s exceptional harbour view.
Discover sculpture works by Chauncey Flay, Yolunda Hickman, Gill Gatfield, Gregor Kregar, Terry Stringer and Fatu Feu’u.
More details will be announced soon.
The Opening Night of Auckland Art Fair is your chance to mingle with collectors, gallery directors, curators and artists over a glass of champagne, while enjoying some of the best contemporary art on show from around the Pacific Rim.
Be among the first to see and buy the art on display with a ticket to Opening Night, and enjoy return visits throughout the General Entry opening hours to attend talks and see the art change over the week.
Start your weekend with the perfect mix of culture and creativity at the Auckland Art Fair Art Party on Friday 26 February 2021 from 5pm – 9pm.
Gather your friends for late night access to the Fair combined with live DJ sets, and great food and drink options from pop up bars and eateries.
It’s not your usual Friday night in Auckland.
Enjoy food from the Auckland Art Fair cafe, cocktails by our official spirit partner Scapegrace, wine by Seresin Estate, beer from Hallertau Brewery, and more.
TALKS PROGRAMME: IF NOT NOW, WHEN?
Upstairs on the Mezzanine level of The Cloud, you’ll find a programme of curated and moderated talks entitled If not now, when?, designed to stimulate public debate in the framework of the Art Fair. Through the course of three days, three different panels will bring together thought provoking questions raised and answered by local and international artists, writers and cultural actors, around the unique position of Aotearoa as a place for contemporary art production.
The 2021 Talks Programme is curated by Remco de Blaaij (Director of Artspace Aotearoa) on behalf of Ngātahi (a collaboration between Auckland arts organisations Te Tuhi, Te Uru, Objectspace, Gus Fisher Gallery and Artspace Aotearoa) and is generously supported by Creative New Zealand.
SQUIGGLA MAKING SPACE
During the Fair, visit the Squiggla Making Space upstairs on the mezzanine level if you love to play, are curious and want to exercise your creative thinking skills through the power of joyful mark-making. With Squiggla, a programme for all ages which focuses on the playful use of dots, lines and squiggles, everyone can connect with creative visual thinking.
Play – Make – Imagine – Invent – Connect your way to a Creative Squiggla Brain!