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SPRING ArtExplore programme includes: Christchurch SCAPE Public Art Festival Dunedin Arts Festival, Wellington exciting new Walks Auckland ARTWEEK. And the Spring Walk & Talk an Art Precinct in each city.


Walk & Talk
an Art Precinct

Saturday mornings through Spring & Autumn now also in Christchurch starting with SCAPE. Dunedin – 2nd & 4th Saturdays, Wellington every 2nd Saturday -, & Auckland every Saturday. Two hours 11 to 1 pm. Local art expert guides. Return a few weeks later to the same galleries and find all new exhibitions. Be fascinated, challenged, informed, enriched.

Private Art Tours

At your convenience, a personalised tour, tailored to your interests. Fun, informed & interactive. Be met, taken to a variety of art galleries, private/public collections, street art. Experienced, expert art guides, senior art professionals. Pre-designed/personalized to your specific art interests. Van Tours or walking tours or maybe using the local public transport.  Full day or half day. 

Minimum 2 people

Maximum 10 people.

Salon Events
Winter Programme

2018 had an exciting Winter Programme. Dunedin toured of the Hocken and Dunedin Hospital Collections. Wellington the Winter Van Tour and a Day trip to Whanganui. Auckland a Van Tour to South Auckland Galleries and the TJ McNamara Winter Lecture Series. 2019 is in the planning.


Above: Mark Amery, Mary-Jane Duffy and Caril Cowan in Wellington.

Meet our team of Art Explorer Guides in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin.


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Tour Reviews


Dunedin Walk & Talk the Dunedin's Art Precincts 2nd & 4th Saturdays

We had a lovely tour by Jennifer, met 3 artists, Inge Doesburg, Peter Cleverley from Oamaru and John Z Robinson. There was a spare 5 minutes at the end of the tour so Jennifer had the inspired idea to take us to the foyer of the Railway Station, which was the scene of one of the portraits at DPAG where the artist is barely visible walking quickly across to the platform.


Christchurch SCAPE Public Art & Art Precinct Tours

ArtExplore is a real find. I love contemporary art but don’t really know much about it. This SCAPE Walk with Warren was fantastic. So informative. And a spontaneous Artist Talk by Bret Graham. Superb company. All in the wonderful spring sunshine. I am looking our for all the new walks: