2023 Gallery applications now open

Applications are now open for the 2023 Aotearoa Art Fair which will take place from 1 – 5 March 2023 at The Cloud on Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s CBD waterfront.  We invite applications, not only from galleries across Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia, but also from the wider Pacific Rim region.

As New Zealand and the world re-open after nearly three years, we are seeking ambitious applications for 2023 from both new and existing galleries, that are materially different from the presentations planned for the postponed 2022 Aotearoa Art Fair (to be held in November).  Our ambition continues to be to showcase some of the best art being made in the Pacific Rim region and as a small Fair, we are pleased to be able to focus on quality of content.

The last iteration of Aotearoa Art Fair—held in February 2021—was testament to the strength of the New Zealand market.  Despite being held in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic, when NZ borders were closed to international visitors, the 2021 Fair generated a record NZ$10 million of art sales for the 38 participating galleries and their artists. We anticipate continued sales growth at the Aotearoa Art Fair in both 2022 and 2023, as New Zealand’s borders reopen to the rest of the world, and collectors start to travel again.

A copy of the 2021 Post-Fair Report is available on request, please email applications@artfair.co.nz.

To receive a prospectus and application form for the 2023 Aotearoa Art Fair, please email applications@artfair.co.nz.  Applications will close on Friday 29 July 2022. 

If you have any questions, or would like to talk with us about the Aotearoa Art Fair, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Stephanie Post and Hayley White
Co-directors