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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."

ADVENTURES EXPLORING ART

Gallery
Tours

The 2021 Autumn Season is well underway: Saturday mornings: 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

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

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Upcoming
Events

Auckland April 17 Short Walk with TJ McNamara. Meeting 11 am at FHE Galleries Ponsonby Rd

Auckland May 11 – 16 Writers Festival. Special events: Ah Weiwei, Dick Frizzell, Vincent O’Sullivan on Ralf Hotere.

Wellington Last Autumn Walk & Talk for Autumn May 29. With Mark Amery

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Our
Team

Delighted to welcome back TJ McNamara after a wee break. April 17, 11 am  Short Walk Ponsonby Rd. TJ McNamara Winter lecture series Thursdays  July 1, 7 & 15

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 (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.

Caril

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.