Presented by Principal Partner Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, Aotearoa Contemporary offers a platform for new art and ideas in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

Set to occur every three years at the Gallery, Aotearoa Contemporary will cultivate a new generation of artistic voices, providing a showcase for what is new and current in Aotearoa New Zealand’s diverse cultural environment with its dynamic history of contemporary art.

Featuring 27 artists and 22 compelling projects, Aotearoa Contemporary spans a diverse range of mediums including painting, textiles, sculpture, ceramics, photography, and newly choreographed performances. Emphasizing breadth and innovation, the exhibition spotlights artists who are shaping and responding to contemporary discourse in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The artists showcased include Emerita Baik, Leo Baldwin-Ramult, Heidi Brickell, Pelenakeke Brown, Jack Hadley, Ruth Ige, Hannah Ireland, Xin Ji, Reece King, Qianye Lin and Qianhe Lin, Te Ara Minhinnick, Ammon Ngakuru, Amit Noy, Sung Hwan Bobby Park, Meg Porteous, Maungarongo (Ron) Te Kawa, Tyrone Te Waa, The Killing (collective), Anh Trân, Manuha’apai Vaeatangitau, Jahra Wasasala, and George Watson.

The exhibition is free entry.

Aotearoa Contemporary has been programmed alongside New Zealand’s leading contemporary arts award, the Walters Prize 2024

The exhibition is proudly supported by The Chartwell Trust, the Auckland Art Gallery Foundation, and a consortium of individual donors.

Aotearoa Contemporary

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 01 July 2024