The 2023 Aotearoa Art Fair took place from 2-5 March at The Cloud on the Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Waterfront. Our sincere thanks to our partners – in particular our major partners, Tātaki Auckland Unlimited and ANZ Private – and to all the artists and galleries who participated, and every visitor who attended the Fair. The Fair would not have been the success it was, without you.
There is plenty to see and do while you’re in town for the Art Fair. For the culturally curious, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland is your perfect holiday destination, scroll below to explore galleries, activities and eats.
Those staying in central Auckland, shouldn’t miss Auckland Art Gallery, Gow Langsford Gallery, Gus Fisher, and Season. From here, a short walk/bus ride or taxi will take you to Karangahape Road where a number of leading commercial galleries including Michael Lett, Starkwhite and Tim Melville. To experience the full spectrum of art in Tāmaki Makaurau, head out to West Auckland and visit public galleries McCahon House and Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary, or check out Vunilagi Vou in East Tāmaki.
Viaduct Events Centre on Auckland’s waterfront is conveniently located just minutes from the Ferry Terminal. After you’ve perused the Fair, be sure to include a trip to Waiheke Island – just 40 minutes from downtown Auckland on the ferry, Waiheke Island features some of New Zealand’s best wineries, eateries and stunning beaches.
Extend your stay and further explore the region’s North with a visit to Matakana to visit Brick Bay Wine & Sculpture Trail. Find 200 acres of boutique vineyard, an extensive outdoor sculpture trail, an architectural-award winning restaurant, in the midst of an idyllic landscape of farmed pasture and native bush.
We are thrilled to announce a new visual identity for the Aotearoa Art Fair, one that celebrates the fusion of contemporary art, culture, and the unique environment it is set in.
Taking place from 18 – 21 April, the 2024 edition will be presented at its new home, the Viaduct Events Centre. This exceptional venue takes pride of place in Wynyard Quarter on the Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland waterfront.
While a few things are changing, one thing remains constant – our unwavering commitment to delivering an exceptional Art Fair. We look forward to welcoming you to a Fair that continues to provide a space where galleries, artists, collectors and art lovers come together.
Inspiration for the new visual identity is derived from three quintessential elements
Long White Cloud
Aotearoa is often referred to as the ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’. This is expressed in our new logo and connects us to our cultural identity.
Home of the Fair
The unique form of the Viaduct Events Centre roof is captured in the icon to signify the dynamic energy that the venue will bring to the event.
The design draws connection to the waves of the surrounding harbour, emphasising the Fairs unique sense of place.