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Shannon Te Ao wins Walters Prize 2016

Published Friday 30 September 2016

Shannon Te Ao has been announced tonight as the winner of the Walters Prize 2016, New Zealand’s most prestigious contemporary art award.

Ann Shelton: Dark Matter to open at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Published Tuesday 20 September 2016

On Saturday 26 November Auckland Art Gallery will open Ann Shelton: Dark Matter, the first major review of the New Zealand photographer’s 20 years of practice.

The sweet sound of conservation success

Published Tuesday 6 September 2016

This Conservation Week (10-18 September), Auckland Zoo and the Department of Conservation (DOC) are celebrating the arrival of tīeke (North Island saddleback) to Auckland Zoo’s Te Wao Nui forest aviary. 

Takahē Kuīni makes miraculous recovery to start new life

Published Monday 29 August 2016

Kuīni, a feisty young takahē who contracted a near-fatal infection, but went on to make a “miraculous” recovery at Auckland Zoo, is today starting a new life on Rotoroa Island with her mate, Anzac.

Lee Mingwei’s art of participation comes to Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Published Monday 29 August 2016

Sleeping, mending, letter writing and receiving the gift of song are just some of the ways the public can experience the new exhibition Lee Mingwei and His Relations: The Art of Participation which opens at Auckland Art Gallery on Saturday 5 November. 

Auckland Museum and MOTAT Trust board members announced

Published Tuesday 23 August 2016

Regional Facilities Auckland announces the following board reappointments.

Auckland Live unveils giant interactive sculpture

Published Friday 19 August 2016

A massive, interactive light sculpture will irradiate Aotea Square in Auckland from Tuesday 6 September until Thursday 22 September offering locals of all ages a chance to discover, learn and enjoy. Affinity depicts the dazzling complexity and connectivity of the human brain while exploring the effects of dementia.

Historic exhibition of Māori portraits to open at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki this October

Published Friday 5 August 2016

More than 150 historic oil portraits of Māori and Pākehā will be shown at Auckland Art Gallery in the largest ever exhibition of work by artist Gottfried Lindauer.

Iconic Kiwi entertainment venue turns 20

Published Monday 1 August 2016

One of Auckland’s most iconic performing arts and entertainment venues – Takapuna’s Bruce Mason Centre (BMC) –  is turning 20 in August. The 1119-seat theatre, nicknamed “The Bruce” by local North Shore residents, was first opened in 1996. It was named after one of New Zealand’s greatest playwrights Bruce Mason, who was best-known for his play The End ...

Auckland Art Gallery searches for Gottfried Lindauer portraits

Published Monday 11 July 2016

Auckland Art Gallery is appealing to the public to help uncover more Māori and pākehā portraits by artist Gottfried Lindauer.

Name Auckland Zoo's new capybara pups

Published Tuesday 28 June 2016

Auckland Zoo is asking for help to name its two male capybara pups. 

Auckland Zoo thanks volunteers

Published Friday 17 June 2016

National Volunteer Week 18 June – 26 June, 2016 - National Volunteer Week highlights the wide range of volunteering roles available in the community and here at Auckland Zoo we’re celebrating their amazing contribution and invite you to join us.

Aotea Square ice rink opens

Published Friday 17 June 2016

Come out of hibernation and get your skates on for the dazzling programme of mid-winter fun at the Aotea Square Ice Rink and Ice slide from Friday 17 June to Sunday 24 July, 2016. 

A gift of arts and culture to the future of Auckland

Published Thursday 16 June 2016

Following a record-breaking season in 2015, Auckland Live returns with the winter season of Pick & Mix - a FREE series of weekend performances and workshops showcasing the funniest, bendy-est and most artistically excellent performers this side of the Tasman Sea. This year, for the first time ever, the programme is on offer at Mangere Arts Centre as well as the North Shore’s Bruce Mason ...

Two Phoenix games for Auckland Stadiums next summer

Published Thursday 16 June 2016

Hot on the heels of the news that Coldplay will play a concert at Mt Smart this December, the FFA have this afternoon (June 9) announced that the Wellington Phoenix will play two games in Auckland in the forthcoming (2016/17) Hyundai A-League football season. 

First Zoofari adventure for Kaitaia’s animal loving students

Published Thursday 16 June 2016

Students from Oturu school in Kaitaia are for the first time participating in an adventurous overnight stay at Auckland Zoo thanks to The Warehouse Zoofari programme.

Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America opens this weekend

Published Tuesday 3 May 2016

Artist and curator talks, performance, exhibition tours, family activities, film and a panel discussion make for a weekend not to be missed when the landmark exhibition Space to Dream opens this Saturday 7 May at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

Auckland Conventions announces key appointment

Published Wednesday 27 April 2016

Auckland Conventions Venues & Events has announced Tony Howlett the new Associate Director and Head of Operations, in a move to further develop the organisation’s growing market.

African savannah development opens

Published Thursday 24 March 2016

Auckland Zoo’s new $7m African savannah development opened to the public on Good Friday, and was officially opened by Prime Minister John Key at 4.30pm.

Four artists announced for the Walters Prize 2016

Published Thursday 10 March 2016

Four outstanding artists have been announced today by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki as the finalists in this year’s Walters Prize.

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