2 hours
One of the 6 art precincts in Auckland
Weekly, Saturday

Explore Auckland’s different precincts of fine contemporary dealer art galleries. With ever changing exhibitions of emerging, mid-career and established artists, each week discover a different cluster of galleries. We are introduced to the gallery, gallerist, the exhibition and sometimes we are lucky to get to talk with an artist. We get all the extras of being with a guide the gallerists know and respect. Returning several weeks later we find new exhibitions and therefore new experiences.

‘TJ’ Terry McNamara MNZM, one of New Zealand’s most well-known and knowledgeable art commentators, having written for NZ Herald for over 50 years, is the main guide for the Auckland Saturday morning Walk & Talk an Art Precinct. He freely shares his extensive knowledge. When he is not available, Assoc Prof Linda Tyler,  Director of the Centre for Art Studies at The University of Auckland, University of Auckland Art Collection Manager, generously gives her time for the Walks.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Auckland art galleries – check schedule for meeting location.
BOOKING DETAILS We would love to receive your booking online through the box on your right. Alternatively you can email us: info@artexplore.co.nz OR phone: 0211883933

Bookings are confirmed on payment.

We have several payment options to suit what you like to use:

Pay online through Paypal with VISA, Mastercard, OR

Direct deposit (banking details shown on check-out), Or

Come along and pay in person by cash.

For last minute bookings, cancellations, or if you are running late or can’t find us phone 021 188-3933

Ask about our Discount Card to receive every 5th walk free.

We do appreciate if you let us know if you cant come.

Once payment has been made and your booking is confirmed, refunds are not available. If you are unable to attend, ArtExplore is happy to provide a voucher that is valid for 6 months. If ArtExplore is forced to cancel a booked tour, payments will be fully refunded.
HANDY TIPS Comfortable walking shoes or sandals are a must (no dress shoes). Have a drink and snack before the tour. There is an invite to coffee after the tour.

2018 Summer/Autumn programme

February 10 Putiki St Meeting at Orex Gallery 13 Putiki St

February 17 K’Rd Precinct. Meeting Cnr K’Rd & East St

February 25 Parnell Precinct. Meeting at Jonathon Grant Gallery 280 Parnell Rd

March 3 CBD Precinct with Linda Tyler. Meeting at Gus Fisher 74 Shortland St

March 10 Newton Precinct. Meeting at Black Asterisk Gallery 10 Ponsonby Rd

March 17 Van Tour to outlying Galleries: FHE, Anna Miles. Warwick Henderson, Sanderson, Masterworks

March 24 K’Rd Precinct Meeting Cnr K’Rd & East St

April 7 Parnell Precinct Meeting at Jonathon Grant Gallery 280 Parnell Rd

April 14 Putiki St/Arch Hill Meeting at Toi Ora gallery

April 21 Newton Meeting at Black Asterisk

April 28 K’Rd Meeting corner of K’Rd and East St

May 5 CBD Meeting at Gus Fischer 74 Shortland St

May 12 Parnell Meeting at Jonathon Grant Gallery 280 Parnell Rd

May Sunday 20 10 am Manifesto: Assoc Prof Linda Tyler Te Marama Room at the Central Library

12 md Writers Festival Eyes of the artist: Madeline O’Dea: charts China’s ascent from economic ruin to global giant through its art: ASB Auditorium Aotea Centre. Then coffee 1pm at the  Grand Millennium Hotel Mayoral Drive. No charge

May 27  –  Sunday at 9 am Walk through the Art Fair Koha $5.

June 9 – K’Rd Meeting corner of K’Rd and East St

June 16- Arch ill Putiki St Meeting outside Orex Gallery 15 Putiki St

June 23 – Last Walk for the Autumn season: CBD meeting at Gus Fisher 74 Shortland St

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 2 reviews
November 2, 2016

I found this Walk & Talk an Art Precinct absolutely delighful…the eclectic mix of galleries combined with TJ’s knowledge and humour truly inspiring

May 2, 2018

Art Explore make art both accessible and enjoyable for an novice like me. Great to hear entertaining behind-the-scenes stories and to get access to the hidden vaults of Auckland’s thriving arts community. Highly recommended for a great morning out. Great way to meet other enthusiasts.

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