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Challenging. Fascinating. Soul food. Great company. Join ArtExplore for stunning explorations of fine visual contemporary arts in Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland. Discover contemporary art tours. Special events summer & winter plus Auckland's TJ McNamara Winter Lecture Series.



The last of the exciting Summer/Autumn Season, Saturday mornings in Dunedin – 4th, Wellington every 2nd & Auckland every Saturday.

Two hours 11 am to 1 pm. 

Thrill at the art concepts, back stories and perspectives through art history and contemporary art narratives. 

Join us for coffee afterwards, for more scintillating conversation. 

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Discover Contemporary
Art Tours

Discover the fine visual arts of Dunedin, Wellington & Auckland. 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.

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Fired Up: festival of ceramics:

Is a celebration of ceramics across the Wellington region to coincide with the New Zealand Festival of the Arts. Be taken through selected exhibitions from more than a dozen dealer art galleries. Fired Up is a fantastic way to explore and celebrate New Zealand’s lively and diverse contemporary ceramics-making.

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

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Tour Reviews


Dunedin Walk & Talk the Dunedin's Art Precincts 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.

Liz Lyons

Walk & Talk an Auckland Art Precinct (weekly Saturday)

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.