have to confess that we have been most remiss in not visiting
the Auckland Art Gallery for quite some time.
fact, until recently, we hadn't been in to the new institution
on a trip to Auckland we vowed and promised to finally get
to the new gallery and, as we walked through it, were absolutely
wowed by it.
building is a classy mix of Victorian design and style complemented
with acres of glass windows that bring the outside world
into the gallery.
its walls the gallery has the most extensive collection
of art - both national and international works - in New
Auckland Art Gallery first opened its doors in 1888 and
now has more than 12,500 works of art in its collection.
are dominated by New Zealand pieces of historic, modern
and contemporary merit. In addition, Maori and Pacific Island
artists feature some magnificent works.
Auckland Art Gallery's Main Gallery is on the corner of
Wellesley and Kitchener Streets in Auckland's central city.
is open daily from 10am-5.00pm, except for Christmas Day
and Easter Friday. There is an Art Gallery 24 hour information
line on (64 9) 379 1349.
we are in Auckland we will definitely have another visit
to the Art Gallery on our list of things to do.
to the Auckland Art Gallery is free, although charges may
apply for special exhibitions.