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Auckland Art Fair 2016 Opening Night; Installation view, Page Blackie Gallery (D8); photo courtesy Luke Foley-Martin

Auckland Art Fair 2016 Opening Night; Installation view, Page Blackie Gallery (D8); photo courtesy Luke Foley-Martin


“The 2016 edition of Auckland Art Fair demonstrated a commitment to professionalism in an airy, well laid out and light-filled venue known as The Cloud, located on the edge of downtown Auckland’s scenic harbour. The presentations, which allowed visitors to sample some of the strongest works currently being produced in the region, were also cognizant of the larger international context in which most of the artists operate. Overall the fair offered a mix of intimacy, approachability and confidence, which bodes well for the future of the event as a leading fair for the region.”

Gregory Burke, former Director of Govett Brewster Art Gallery, now Executive Director and CEO of Remai Modern, Saskatoon, Canada writing for Art Asia Pacific


The 2016 edition of Auckland Art Fair, New Zealand’s foremost contemporary art event, took place at The Cloud from 25-29 May. The show attracted 9,155 visitors over the five days, and the 40 participating galleries sold works of art valued in the region of NZ$2.5-$3 million.

Auckland Art Fair is indebted to the galleries who supported the Fair by participating in the first year under the new ownership and direction of North Port Events and to the artists who made their work available both for the gallery exhibitions and the Projects Programme.

Image: Michael Parekowhai, 'Kapa Haka (Maquette)', 2014. Courtesy of Michael Lett, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, and the artist.

View the 2016 Exhibitors Here+


There are many partners without whom the 2016 Fair would not have been possible and to who we are very grateful.

• ANZ Private has been Principal Partner of Auckland Art Fair since the Fair was founded in 2005. Major partners for 2016 were ATEED, Hesketh Henry and Staples Rodway.

• The new VIP programme was generously supported by New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty, Lexus, Champagne Laurent Perrier and Karen Walker.

• Catalina Sounds wines, Hallertau beer and Otakiri water were also generous partners.

• The contribution of Simon Rees (Director Govett Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre), Jarrod Rawlins (Curator MONA) and Francis McWhannell (independent curator, Auckland) brought the first ever AAF Project Programme, Pacific Real Time, to life.

• International Chef, Peter Gordon curated outstanding cafes and restaurants for visitors and exhibitors.

• Auckland Art Fair’s first ever book store was curated by Kelvin Soh (DDMMYY / Le Roy) and Anita Totha (Remote Photobooks).

• My Art made it possible for more people to purchase art works, through the interest free loan initiative that they offer, with more than $250,000 of art being purchased with My Art loans at the Fair. My Art also generously supported the first Stand Prize at Auckland Art Fair, which was awarded to Michael Lett Gallery for the solo exhibition of Eve Armstrong’s Trading Table, by selectors, Christina Barton (Director Adam Art Gallery) and Gregory Burke (CEO Remai Modern, Saskatoon).

• Our thanks are also due to The Botanist, for beautiful flowers, Blink Boys for the Fair signage, Roaring Fork for outstanding design, Latch for our new website and Snow Pea studios for the video of Auckland Art Fair 2016.

View the 2016 Partners Here+


For every property listed through New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty by an Auckland Art Fair VIP (or a direct referral from a VIP), New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty will donate $3,000, on the successful sale of the property, to the Govett-Brewster Foundation. Accrued funds will be used to purchase art work(s) for the permanent collection of Govett-Brewster Art Gallery at the 2018 Auckland Art Fair. The donation will be in the name and credited to the original homeowner and all participating home owners will be invited to a reception at the next Auckland Art Fair to announce the art works that have been bought through this initiative.  If you are a VIP guest of Auckland Art Fair, don’t forget to tell the Sales Associate you would like to be part of this initiative when you list your house!

New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty have offices in Auckland, Matakana, Bay of Islands, Hawkes Bay, Wellington, Nelson, Marlborough, Christchurch, Wanaka, Arrowtown and Queenstown. For more information on this initiative call Jonathan Sissons +64 21 680 086 or email info.nz@sothebysrealty.com.

My Art

Now there is an easy way to buy original art from select galleries at the Auckland Art Fair. It’s called MyArt and the concept is simple: interest-free loans are available to $25,000 and just requires a 10% deposit then nine equal monthly payments to clear the loan.

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