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Arihia Latham captures perfectly why ArtExplore exists: "Walking down the cool, narrow hallway to Bowen Galleries on Ghuznee Street, (Whanganui A Tara Wellington) ... I realised how awkward I still feel taking that first step into the hush of a gallery. A small part of me doesn’t feel like I belong. It can take courage to walk in, or upstairs to a small gallery not open to the street. For some it doesn’t feel like their space."



We are grateful that the pandemic has been managed so well in Aotearoa (New Zealand) with the Emicron spreading, we are managing adequately at Covid Traffic Light Level Red. 

Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland) is changing with more emphasis on special events.

Whanganui a Tara (Wellington) commences the regular Walk & Talk an Art Precinct February 12.

We expect all will be ArtExplorers fully Vaxxed. Masks will be used when necessary.

Stay safe everyone. And enjoy some great art.

Discover Contemporary
Art Tours

Visiting out of town? Be taken with ease to top dealer galleries, corporate collections, featured public art, fabulous street art and/or even an artists studio. With independent commentary.

Get beyond the public art galleries, fabulous though they are. Deepen your understanding of the country and cities.

Auckland Wellington & Dunedin

Learn more about our Discover Contemporary Art Tours


Last Walk & Talk before Winter

June 4th Yes Queens birthday Weekend

Last Walk & Talk in Te Whanganui a Tara Wellington

A winter programme is being developed

The Walk & Talks will (Pandemic allowing) recommence in September.

Book now.

Learn more about our Upcoming Events


Introducing Mary Macpherson, ArtExplore Guide Te Whanganui a Tara/Wellington.

ArtExplore is thrilled to have Mary join the team She is a Pōneke/Wellington fine arts photographer, poet, photobook publisher and arts writer. She is also the administrator for the upcoming Photobook/NZ Festival at Te Papa and reviews editor for the PhotoForum website. She loves looking at and talking about visual art.

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


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Tour Reviews

Liz Lyons

Walk & Talk an Auckland Art Precinct

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.


Wellington Walk & Talk Art Precinct (fortnightly)

Comments from the First Spring Walk & Talk and art Precinct: SUSI Another great art tour exploring a variety of galleries and diverse range of current exhibitions. Thank you. MARY Very worthwhile first time on art walk, thanks ROBYN My first art walk n feeling so inspired ! Lovely people too JOHN A very enjoyable three hours. What a diversity of art is being produced! Nice to meet everyone. TREVOR Ditto Ditto…. Thanks Mark & Lorraine for hosting the 1st of the new seasons arts tour. The works by Brett Graham @ Bartley & Company are exceptional.