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

Discover and explore Auckland’s different precincts of fine contemporary dealer art galleries. Each week join the group of excited art lovers to discover a different cluster of galleries. With ever changing exhibitions of emerging, mid-career and established artists we are thrilled to discover new artistic expressions. 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 to new exhibitions and new fabulous experiences.

A Jolt to the Senses:

Read Vicki Holders response to one Walk & Talk on the Ray White Community Blog: https://rwponsonby.co.nz/blog/2016/december/07/a-jolt-to-the-senses/

‘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 and currently writes a Blog: https://terrymcnamara.wordpress.com. He freely shares his extensive knowledge, with a wry sense of humour.

When TJ is not available, we are thrilled that Assoc Prof Linda Tyler, Director of the Centre for Art Studies at The University of Auckland, University of Auckland Art Collection Manager, is available to generously share her extensive knowledge. Plus she is referring other guides for ArtExplore

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.

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        We will always welcome you even if you just turn up!

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.


2019 Spring Walk & Talk an Art Precinct

September 7    Newmarket Precinct. Meet at Railway Studios Railway St

September 14  CBD Meet at Gus Fisher Gallery, Shortland St

September 21 K’Rd Meet Corner of East St and K’Rd

September 28 Newton Meet at Studio One: To Toi No 1 Ponsonby Rd With Guest Guide Clare Chamberlain

October 5 Putiki St Meet at Whitespace Gallery Monmouth St with Assoc Prof Linda Tyler

October 12 Free for ARTWEEK K’Rd Meet Cnr East St & K’Rd with Assoc Prof Linda Tyler

October 16 Wednesday: Free for ARTWEEK Mid-week Newmaket Meet at Railway Studios Railway St With ArtExplore Wellington Guide, Art Critic Mark Amery

October 19 Free for ARTWEEK Parnell Meet at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Cnr St Stephens Ave & Parnell Rd

November 2 CBD Meet at Gus Fisher Gallery Shortland St

November 9 Newton Meet at Studio One Tu Toi, No 1 Ponsonby Rd

November 16 Newmarket Meet at Railway Studios Railway St

November 23 K’Rd Meet at Cnr East St & K’Rd

November 30 Putiki St Meet at Whitespace, Monmouth St

What stunning and varied exhibitions we have. Expect to be delighted, fascinated, intrigued and informed, all with input from veteran art critic TJ (Terry) McNamara

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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