My ART

We are delighted to announce our continued partnership with My Art for the 2022 Aotearoa Art Fair.

My Art offers interest-free loans to buy art from Aotearoa’s leading galleries.

Get approved, make a deposit on the work you want, then My Art structures the re-payment of the balance over nine months. You take the work home, and the gallery (and the artist) get paid up-front. We are happy to discuss your individual needs. Come and visit us at our stand

My Art was founded by collectors who are committed to supporting a more sustainable arts community in Aotearoa. We donate our profits to arts organisations throughout Aotearoa.

Find out more and get approved online at myart.co.nz.

Introducing He Iti

We are delighted to welcome He Iti and six emerging galleries and their artists to the Mezzanine of The Cloud for Aotearoa Art Fair from 2 – 6 March 2022.

He Iti, is a name gifted to the Fair, by Hoea! Gallery (Tūranganui-a-Kiwa Gisborne) for the section of new galleries and artist-run-spaces.

In what has the potential to be an overwhelming or intimidating environment for ourselves and other small or new galleries, we wanted the space to have a name that made us feel comforted, safe and acknowledged. He iti, refers to the whakatauki Ahakoa he iti, he pounamu which suggests that though something might seem small or insignificant it may in fact be the greatest treasure. It speaks to inclusion and an altering of power dynamics.’ – Hoea! Gallery 2021

Hoea! Gallery will be joined in He Iti by The Den (Ōtautahi Christchurch) and mothermother (Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland), along with three new galleries from Naarm Melbourne; Futures, Haydens and Discordia.

To support these emerging and experimental artists at the Fair, purchase your Early Bird tickets now and save on the door price.

YOUR GUIDE TO A PREMIER ART PASS

Treat yourself with a few days off and take in the full Art Fair experience. There are many ways to see the Fair but the only way to enjoy it all – and more – is with a Premier Art Pass. Purchase your Premier Art Pass before 24 December and save $25 on the door with Early Bird pricing.

Our Top Three Reasons to Purchase a Premier Art Pass:

See the Fair first at the VIP preview

Be in before anyone else… With a Premier Art Pass your Art Fair experience begins from 11am Wednesday 2 March at the VIP preview.

Got your eye on something? The VIP preview is an unmissable opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts to browse and buy before any other ticket holders.

Don’t miss out – purchase a Premier Art Pass and secure your favourite artworks at the VIP preview.

Art beyond the Cloud

With a Premier Art Pass your Art Fair experience extends beyond the walls of the Fair. You will be invited to a programme of exclusive VIP events taking place in and around Auckland during Art Fair week. Your Premier Art Pass includes invitations to visit artist’s studios, hear from artists and curators, and attend other invitation-only events.

Take in the full spectrum of art and culture in Tāmaki Makaurau with a Premier Art Pass.

Return as often as you like

With a Premier Art Pass you will receive unlimited access to the Fair.

On VIP day, enjoy Perrier-Jouët champagne with a three course sharing menu when you book a private lunch.

Celebrate the Opening Night with artists, curators and collectors –  the biggest Art Evening of 2022.

Drop in to the Fair during the week to hear your favourite artists speak in the Artists Talks programme. Or take in a panel discussion curated by the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery.

Pop in to the Art Party to see new works presented by galleries from Friday evening. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere at the Art Party with pop-up bars, eateries, and a DJ.

GALLERIES AT THE 2022 ART FAIR

We are delighted to announce the 40 galleries participating in the 2022 Aotearoa Art Fair. We look forward to welcoming 9 international galleries from Australia and Rarotonga, joining 31 galleries from across Aotearoa from 2-6 March at The Cloud.

Early bird tickets for the 2022 Aotearoa Art Fair are on sale now until midnight 24 December!

Image: Installation view of the Michael Lett and Fine Arts, Sydney, stand at the 2021 Auckland Art Fair, featuring works by Michael Parekōwhai and Gretchen Albrecht, photo courtesy Luke Foley-Martin.

WIN A LUXURY WEEKEND ON WAIHEKE!

Win a weekend for two on Waiheke Island to see Perpetual Guardian Sculpture on the Gulf from Friday 18 – Sunday 20 March 2022! 

Relax and enjoy two nights luxury accommodation for two people at The Boatshed private hotel on Waiheke Island on 18 and 19 March 2022.

The prize also includes, daily breakfast and a three-course dinner on either Friday or Saturday night. Plus, a guided tour of the Sculpture on the Gulf exhibition with one of the exhibition’s Selector, Ferry transfers on Waiheke Island and return ferry tickets for two people from Auckland to Waiheke on Fullers360 Passenger Ferry.

Enter the draw to win when you purchase your Aotearoa Art Fair tickets!

Virginia King ‘Radiolara’ 2011, image courtesy of the artist and Sculpture on the Gulf.

The much-loved biennial sculpture exhibition is back! The Matiatia Coastal Walkway will once again be transformed into an Artscape like no other for Perpetual Guardian Sculpture on the Gulf 2022 – a world-renowned art & nature experience awaits!  

Walk, talk, connect and reflect as you encounter site-responsive sculpture up close and personal against a backdrop of magnificent vistas over the Hauruaki Gulf on Waiheke Island.

Experience Art and Nature, Elevated! Read more about Sculpture on the Gulf

COVID FAQs

Is the Aotearoa Art Fair going ahead in 2022?

Yes, the Art Fair can take place under the Orange COVID-19 Protection Framework. We are looking forward to returning to The Cloud on Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s Waterfront from 2 – 6 March 2022.

 

What if we move to the Red COVID-19 Protection Framework?

Unfortunately the Art Fair cannot take place under the Red setting. Should we move to Red all ticket holders will be contacted and offered a refund or the option to transfer their tickets to new dates.

 

Do I need to be vaccinated to attend the Art Fair?

Yes, all ticket holders over the age of 12 will be required to present a valid My Vaccine Pass for entry to the Fair. Individuals under 12 years old are exempt from this requirement. This is in accordance with the COVID-19 Protection Framework. If you are unable to present a verifiable My Vaccine Pass on arrival you will not be permitted entry. Please note you may be asked to show photo ID to validate your Pass.

 

Do I need to wear a mask?

We strongly encourage the wearing of face coverings at the Fair.

 

Will there be contact tracing?

Yes, you will be asked to scan the NZ COVID Tracer QR code on arrival. You can also help with contact tracing by ensuring the contact details on your tickets are correct.

 

What if I’m sick?

We kindly ask you to stay home if you are feeling unwell, and call Healthline (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or your health care provider if you think you have symptoms of COVID-19.

 

Any other questions?

Please email hello@artfair.co.nz and we will assist with your query.

DON’T MISS OPENING NIGHT

Celebrate with us at the biggest art event of 2022 

Celebrate the opening of the Aotearoa Art Fair alongside collectors, curators artists, friends, colleagues and other art enthusiasts.

The celebration doesn’t stop there! Enjoy artist talks, find new artworks each day, or peruse the Fair Bookshop hosted by Iffy Is, with return access to the Fair from 10am – 5pm Thursday – Sunday. *

Be among the first 

Don’t miss your chance to be in early! With an Opening Night ticket you will be among the first to see and buy works by over 180 New Zealand, Australian and international artists at the Fair.

Purchase an Opening Night ticket and see the Fair from 5pm – 9pm Wednesday 2 March.

* Opening Night tickets do not include access to the Friday Night Art Party. For full access to the Fair, purchase a Premier Art Pass.

GATHER YOUR FRIENDS FOR THE ART PARTY

Friday night at the Fair

 

Enjoy culture, art and good times all-round at the Aotearoa Art Fair Art Party.

With a DJ, pop-up bars and eateries and late night access to the Fair, you’ll kick off your weekend in style with a ticket to the Art Party. Enjoy music and drinks while you browse artworks from over 180 local and international artists.

Drop in to the Art Party from 5pm – 9pm Friday 4 March. Early bird tickets to the Fair are now on sale! Purchase your Art Party ticket now and save on the door.

Call for applications – Curators

Following the success of the inaugural curatorial workshop at the 2021 Art Fair, Aotearoa Art Fair, Massey University Te Kunenga Ki Pūrehuroa and Objectspace, are pleased to invite emerging curators/artists to apply to participate in a workshop and networking/learning opportunity at the 2022 Aotearoa Art Fair.

The 2022 workshop will be co-facilitated by Heather Galbraith (curator and Professor of Fine Arts Toi Rauwhārangi College of Creative Arts), Zoe Black (Deputy Director, Objectspace), and Balamohan Shingade (Researcher with Centre for Culture-Centred Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE), Massey University).  The workshop has been made possible through support from Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa.

Over two days (Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 March 2022), participants will enjoy a programme of activities, drawing on the communities of practice gathering around the Aotearoa Art Fair, and events and sites around Tāmaki Makaurau.

The workshop will entail one-on-one meetings, contextual and conceptual discussions, looking at projects and exhibitions, local hikoi to projects and events, and will include opportunities to meet artists, curators, other arts and culture professionals and each other, and to debate key issues participants wish to address.

Successful applicants will enjoy the full benefits of a VIP invitation to the 2022 Aotearoa Art Fair (which runs from 2-6 March 2022).  This includes unlimited access to the Art Fair, plus invitations to a programme of VIP art events in and around Tāmaki Makaurau during the week of the Fair.

Send your answers (1-2 A4 page maximum) with your CV to stephanie@artfair.co.nz by Monday 10 January 2022.

Applicants outside Auckland can apply for a stipend to assist with travel and/or accommodation. This will be awarded in cases of fiscal precarity. If you would like to apply for this please note this on your application and explain how the stipend would assist.

Successful applicants will be contacted in February 2022 and a personalised programme will be developed for them.

This initiative of the Aotearoa Art Fair is proudly supported by Massey University Te Kunenga Ki Pūrehuroa, Objectspace and Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa.

To comply with COVID regulations, all participants will need to be double vaccinated and to show their My Vaccine Pass. We will follow Ministry of Health requirements to ensure your safety and the safety of others around you. This workshop will not take place if the Aotearoa Art Fair is not able to take place due to COVID regulations.

The workshop will be limited to 12 participants. To apply, please provide concise answers to these questions:

Where in the art ecosystem do you see yourself? (as a writer, curator, artist, social and community worker, dealer, educator, consultant, museum professional, audience member, a hybrid practitioner etc.)

What are the challenges you’re presently negotiating in your work or practice?

What would you like to learn/discover/share through this Workshop?

If you had the opportunity to meet someone involved in art making, showing, commissioning and publishing in Aotearoa, who would that be? And what would you want to talk about?

Call for applications – Writers

Applications are now invited to join art historian, writer and curator Christina Barton for a writers workshop. This seven-day intensive has been conceived to run alongside the 2022 Aotearoa Art Fair (28 Feb –6 March) and selected participants will gain insights into the practice of writing from an experienced author who will introduce you to professionals involved in the writing process including writers, editors, designers, and publishers.

The aim of the workshop is to produce a publication that responds to the Fair that will be circulated to visitors and participants as soon as possible after it closes. You will learn a range of approaches to art writing then find your own ‘take’ on the works, projects and satellite events taking place during the Fair. You will have the opportunity to literally ‘workshop’ the process of writing, from finding your subject, through formulating a response, editing drafts, then bringing your work together with others to produce a coherent finished product. This will be designed and published in hard-copy and online formats.

To Apply:

There are ten places available in the workshop, which is free to attend, but participants will need to cover their own costs for travel and accommodation and most meals. If you plan to apply, please ensure you can commit to the full programme, send your CV with a cover letter explaining why you would like to take part, together with a writing sample (this can be a manuscript or a published text) to stephanie@artfair.co.nz (with the subject line: Writers’ Workshop).

The deadline for applications is Monday 10 January 2022. Preference will be given to emerging writers with a strong desire to learn and the capacity to work quickly and collaboratively. For applicants outside Auckland small travel stipends are available. These will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated need. Please specify in your application if you are seeking support to attend.

To comply with COVID regulations, all participants will need to be double vaccinated and to show their My Vaccine Pass. We will follow Ministry of Health requirements to ensure your safety and the safety of others around you. This workshop will not take place if the Aotearoa Art Fair is not able to take place due to COVID regulations.

Successful applicants will be contacted in February 2022 and will be provided with a VIP Invitation which will offer them full entry to the Fair and access to the associated VIP Programme of events.

This workshop has been generously supported by Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington and Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa. Special thanks to Aotearoa Art Fair for graciously hosting the workshop.