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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."



The 2021 Autumn Season has completed. ArtExplore is now into the winter programme. 

The Walk & Talk an Art Precinct will restart in September in both Tamaki Makaurau/ Auckland & Whanganui a Tara/Wellington

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


Walters Prize tour

Like the Turner’s Prize in the UK, the Walters Prize is always controversial. Join Assoc Prof Linda Tyler to deepen your appreciation of this leading art.

QT Art Hotel Tour

We have again been able to negotiate access to the 4th Floor of the QT Wellington Art Hotel.

Winter Van Tour Sth AKL

With Assoc Prof Linda Tyler. A stunning winters day with great company, stunning art, and expert commentary.

Learn more about our Upcoming Events


In Tamaki Makauarau Auckland we are delighted to welcome back TJ (Terry) McNamara after a wee break. 

Professor Linda Tyler continues to take some of the Tamaki Makaurau Auckland Walk & Talk and Art Precinct and other tours

Mark Amery and Mary Jane Duffy share the role of ArtExplore Guide in Whanganui a Tara Wellington

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.


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.