We are pleased to announce that, after much deliberation, the 2022 Aotearoa Art Fair has been postponed until Wednesday 16–Sunday 20 November 2022. The new dates come in response to the Red Traffic Light setting currently in place in Aotearoa New Zealand, which limits public gatherings to 100.
The 2021 Art Fair, held last February, generated more than NZ$10 million in art sales, all of which went to the participating galleries and their artists, making the Art Fair a very significant event in ensuring artists get paid for the work they do, and dealer galleries can make a living and continue to support their artists. It is this that has driven the decision to postpone, rather than to cancel.
“A lot of effort goes into staging live events–not just by us as organisers but also our galleries, their artists, our partners and contractors,” say Stephanie Post and Hayley White, co-directors of the event. “To that end, while it is disappointing not to be going ahead in March as planned, we are now looking forward to November and optimistic that by then we will be able to present a Fair showcasing the outstanding art that has already been made – and more”.
The 2022 Fair will welcome the same 40 galleries as planned for March, all showing new work by more than 180 artists, to around 10,000 visitors at The Cloud in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland for five days.
Tickets are on sale now! Everyone who has already purchased tickets to the March Aotearoa Art Fair will be contacted directly to have their tickets transferred over to the new dates or refunded.