Victoria University of Wellington

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington is New Zealand’s globally ranked capital city university. The University is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most prestigious tertiary institutions with a proud tradition of academic excellence.

The vision of Te Herenga Waka is to be a world-leading capital city university and one of the great global-civic universities. As such, the University is committed to ensuring our communities benefit from our internationally respected academic excellence. We place a strong emphasis on ensuring our research informs policy and leads thinking on major questions and issues. The University’s areas of academic distinctiveness address local, national and global challenges, with a focus on Wellington, New Zealand and the Asia—Pacific.

The University consistently produces high-quality graduates who are well equipped for the international workforce and follow in the footsteps of the many alumni who have become scholars, inventors, creators, entrepreneurs and civic leaders throughout New Zealand and around the world.

Victoria University of Wellington is home to the Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi, New Zealand’s leading university art gallery, which runs a highly regarded programme of exhibitions and manages the University’s nationally significant art collection.

Commercial Bay

Located at 7 Queen Street, Commercial Bay features a world-class mix of retail and hospitality offerings making it the city’s premier shopping and entertainment destination.

Ground Floor features flagship retail along Queen St, featuring H&M, COS, Mecca and Adidas, whilst the main laneway consists of the best international fashion brands including Kate Spade, Scotch & Soda, Tommy Hilfiger, Sandro and Maje providing a world-class retail experience.

Little Queen St features a collection of local NZ fashion designers including Wynn Hamlyn, Moochi, Superette and Kate Sylvester, giving the precinct a unique point of difference in the market.

Level One combines more attainable unisex and menswear fashion with established brands such as R.M.Williams, General Pants Co., and Barkers paired alongside emerging NZ brands Just Another Fisherman and I Love Ugly.

Level Two features Harbour Eats, a premium food hall spanning a whole city block. Casual dining, signature bars and high-end restaurants from Burger Burger to Ahi boast waterfront views, incredible menus and impeccable service.

Welcome to Commercial Bay.




Dulux is New Zealand’s largest manufacturer of premium paint products that protect, maintain and enhance the spaces and places in which we live and work. Dulux has proudly been part of the New Zealand community since 1939. Throughout our history we’ve led the way, creating products for New Zealand’s unique conditions and formulated using only the highest quality materials.

Dulux helps bring the Fair to life through colour. See a few of the booths at the Viaduct Events Centre that feature striking hues of the Colours of New Zealand range here.

My Art

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.

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

Squiggla Making Space

On the verge of invention – with Squiggla!

The Squiggla Making Space presents INVENT 2024 at the Aotearoa Art Fair 2024. Squiggla’s creative mark making programme offers hands-on, playful ways to experience the joy of creative invention, tapping into your intuition and imagination. Creative experiences are important for everyone, from confident creators to curious participants wanting to become more experienced in creative activities. Squiggla offers the freedom to rediscover the creative process and the joy of creating and inventing freely through an infinite variety of marks, dots and lines. 

Why get hands-on at the Art Fair? 

Squiggla is a gateway to deeper aesthetic engagement with the artworks at the Fair, so collectors, visitors and families are encouraged to get hands-on at the Squiggla Making Space.  Through free flow mark making, following the flow of a pencil mark on the page, every participant can become more alert to the visual world around them at the Fair.  Bring workmates, families and collector group members to see us on Level 1 as Chartwell celebrates its 50th Anniversary. 

All images credit to David St George

Tauranga Art Gallery

Tauranga Art Gallery POP UP – 42 Devonport Road, Tauranga Moana – Open daily
Main Building – 108 Willow Street, Tauranga Moana – Temporarily Closed

An exceptional art experience in downtown Tauranga. Tauranga Art Gallery Toi Tauranga is the Bay of Plenty’s foremost public art gallery. Discover and enjoy a constantly changing programme of inspiring artwork from leading local, national and international artists. Check out our website for what’s on, including a great range of events and activities for the whole family.

For this year’s art fair, Toi Tauranga presents Whakairo, a commissioned art installation by Kereama Taeapa (Te Arawa, Te Āti Awa) that spans the physical and virtual worlds. Meaning ‘to emulate the worm’, Whakairo encompasses the art of carving within Te Ao Māori.  This AR experience is a small prelude, with the final, complete exhibition to open at Tauranga Art Gallery in early 2025 as part of our reopening program.

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