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

Join the 2021 Autumn Season:

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/

ArtExplore Tamaki Makaurau Guides are:

Prof Dr. Linda Tyler: Director of the Centre for Art Studies at The University of Auckland,

TJ (Terry) McNamara: Maestro Art Critic


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Auckland art galleries – check schedule for meeting location.
BOOKING DETAILS We would love to receive your booking and have different payment options to suit what you like to use:

Book and pay online now – see the Book Now button to the right bottom corner


Come along and pay in person by cash (exact change please).

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

For last minute bookings, cancellations, or if you are running late or can’t find us phone 021 188-3933

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 advised, Have a drink and snack before the tour. There is an invite to coffee after the tour.


2021 Summer Autumn Walk & Talk an Art Precinct

February 13    Newton meet at Melanie Rogers  444 K’Rd

February 20 No Walk

February 27 Auckland Art Fair  SPECIAL EVENT

March 6 Covid Level 3 – no walk

March 13 No Walk

March 20 Tu Toi Toi Ora SPECIAL EVENT

March 27  No Walk

April 3 Easter Weekend

April 10 No Walk

April 17 Short Walk with TJ McNamara. Meet at FHE 221 Ponsonby Rd $20

April 24 ANZAC Weekend No Walk

May 1  Newton Meet at Melanie Rogers  444 K’Rd

May 8  Putiki St Meet at Mathew Brown Art School 194 Great North Rd Arch Hill.

May 15 Writers Festival event to be announced SPECIAL EVENT

May 22 Newmarket With TJ McNamara. Meet at Railway St Gallery

May 29 Parnell With TJ McNamara. Meet at Jonathon Grant Gallery

June 5 Queens Birthday Weekend. No Walk

June 12 Newton To be confirmed

June 19 Putiki St With Prof Linda Tyler Meet at Mathew Brown Art School 194 Great North Rd Arch Hill.

Jun 26 No Walk

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, Prof Linda Tyler or a guest guide.

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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