Applications are now open for Auckland Art Fair 2018

Auckland Art Fair
Sep 13, 2017 1:09PM

James Deutsher & Daniel Boyd, Station Gallery booth at Auckland Art Fair 2016. Photo by Nikau Hindon

Auckland Art Fair is now accepting applications for the 2018 edition which will be held from Wednesday 23 – Sunday 27 May at The Cloud on Auckland’s CBD waterfront.  

Auckland Art Fair is New Zealand’s preeminent contemporary art event. Offering galleries, the opportunity to showcase the work of outstanding artists of the wider Pacific-rim region, the Fair attracts collectors and curators with an interest and engagement in the same area.  


In a global marketplace crowded with international art fairs, Auckland Art Fair is different.  

The Fair unashamedly frames a conversation around the wider Pacific region, underpinned by the operational standards of major international art fairs, with unique New Zealand warmth and hospitality.  

Just as New Zealand artists take from their heritage and look outwards to create intensely relevant works that resonate throughout the world, Auckland Art Fair reflects this approach, and seeks to create an event from the starting point of being part of Australasia and the wider pacific region.  

Auckland Art Fair recognizes the investment that galleries make in coming to Auckland and responds to this through a number of initiatives designed to introduce galleries and the artists they represent to a range of institutional curators, alongside new collectors and new publics.  

To access the gallery prospectus and online application form, please register your gallery by clicking here.  

Once your registration has been reviewed, you will receive an email with a link to create a password which will give you access to the online application system.  

Applications close on 9th October 2017 and participating galleries will be notified in writing by 1st December.  

All applications will be considered by an independent selection committee comprising Christina Barton, Director Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi at Victoria University of Wellington, Michael Lett, Director Michael Lett Gallery, Roslyn Oxley, Director Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery and Simon Rees, Director Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre.  

The 2018 edition will see a number of new features including a Collector / Gallery dinner on Tuesday 22 May, an online partnership with Artsy, and a new section Piki Mai: Up Here ^^ on the mezzanine floor featuring work by early career artists through artist-run-spaces, art schools and new galleries.  Details of these and much more can be found in the gallery prospectus which you will have access to as soon as your gallery is registered.  

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us by emailing [email protected].  

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