New Zealand art galleries

New Zealand art galleries; Hamilton, Hokianga, Invercargill, Waikato, Dunedin, Otago, Gisborne, Wanganui, Warkworth……


Dargaville *

Dargaville Arts Association


Depot Artspace, Devonport, Auckland
Visual arts, music, performance. Depot has a gallery, artists’ studios and spaces, soundproof rehearsal space and a recording studio (The Bus Recording Studio).


Artlist is an independent guide to established and emerging New Zealand artists.
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Dowse Art Museum, Hutt Valley, Wellington
Just a 15 minute drive from downtown Wellington, The Dowse is a nationally significant contemporary art museum as well as the public art gallery for Lower Hutt city. The Dowse’s programming is diverse and exciting, presenting works by local and international artists to a range of audiences.

Dunedin art galleries and art gallery directories *

See: Dunedin art galleries


Edmiston Trust
A charitable trust acquiring and commissioning works of art for The Auckland Art Gallery, The National Maritime Museum, as well as public buildings and spaces.

Enjoy is an artist space with individual shows and a Summer Residency from January to mid February. The gallery facilitates contemporary art projects and, liberated from commercial constraints, is able to actively promote critical dialogue. Cuba Street, Wellington.

Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre,
a new art gallery (as well as a centre for wider community use – theatre, cafe, etc), Upper Hutt, Wellington.


Ferner Gallery, Parnell, Auckland.and Wellington

FhE Galleries, Auckland
Contemporary New Zealand art.

Fine Art Society, Parnell, Auckland
European 19th & 20th century oil paintings and watercolours. New Zealand Colonial and contemporary works.

Flagstaff Gallery, Devonport, Auckland
New Zealand and international contemporary art.

Forrester Gallery,  Oamaru


Gallery 33, Wanaka. 
Contemporary art.

George Fraser Gallery, Auckland
Showcasing recent developments in contemporary art practice associated with Elam School of fine Arts, University of Auckland.

Geraldine *

McAtamney Gallery
McAtamney Gallery occupies the upstairs space of the Old Post Office Building on Talbot Street, Geraldine.
Gallery directors Carolyn McAtamney-Rasch and Andrew Rasch are representing a select group of established and emerging artists from New Zealand and abroad, with a strong focus on portraiture. Their interest is fundamentally in modern and contemporary art practice.

Gisborne *

Operating since 2009 under Director Matthew Nache, the Gallery is a dealer gallery blurring the lines between public and private gallery, between dealer and curator, house style and punk attitude. It is a family or community of artist/collaborators who come together and work with Nache to each extend their own practice. 89 Grey St Gisborne.


Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
Works by Colin McCahon, Don Driver, Christine Hellyar, Len Lye.

Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Contemporary New Zealand and international art.

Greytown *

Harvest Gallery, Greytown.
Greytown art, crafts and photography.

Greymouth *

Left Bank Art Gallery
The gallery is housed in an historic building built in 1924 – the former Bank of New Zealand. The main gallery and vault spaces display regular exhibits of contemporary New Zealand paintings, prints, photography, sculpture and crafts, with an emphasis on local content. 1 Tainui Street Greymouth


Hamilton *

Aesthete Galleries, Hamilton and Parnell.

The Little RED Gallery
The little RED gallery, 1373B Victoria Street, Beerscourt, Hamilton.
Paintings by Christine Kornman and Rebecca Kornman, contemporary works inspired by colour, body form and New Zealand landscape. Commissions are welcomed. Christine paints in mixed media and Rebbeca paints in heavy textural mono oils.

Waikato Museum of Art and History
The galleries exhibit a rich blend of artworks from touring exhibitions and the museum’s own collection. 1 Grantham Street (at the South end of Victoria Street) Hamilton

Hastings *

Hastings City Art Gallery

Hawkes Bay, Napier *

Hawkes Bay Museum and Art Gallery
MTG Hawke’s Bay is home to a nationally significant collection of art and objects that form the foundation of distinctive exhibitions and a world-class research facility. The MTG Theatre hosts a lively programme of film and performing arts.Tai Ahuriri, 1 Tennyson Street, Napier

Hasting City Art Gallery

Black Barn Art Gallery

Museum Centre Gallery (MTG)

Greytown *

Harvest Gallery, Greytown.
Greytown art, crafts and photography.

Hokianga *

Waiotemarama Falls art trails.
The Hokianga is blossoming as an enclave for artists. Hokianga artists, galleries and exhibitions.Waiotemarama Falls Lodge supports local artists and is a serene base for all your Northland explorations and adventures.


International Art Centre, Parnell, Auckland
An online gallery of traditional, contemporary and European paintings. Auctions.

Invercargill *

Southland Museum and Art Gallery

Invercargill Public Art Gallery

The Bank Art Gallery


John Leech Gallery. Auckland
Historical and contemporary New Zealand art.

Jonathon Grant / Artis Galleries, Parnell, Auckland
19th-20th Century English, Continental and Antipodean/ Historical New Zealand watercolours, contemporary New Zealand painters, sculptors, photographers.

Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
Contemporary New Zealand artists. Also incorporates  The Lunchbox.


Kerikeri *

Art at Wharepuke-Kerikeri
A purpose-built gallery focusing on printmaking by acclaimed NZ and International artists. It also exhibits works of quality in other media such as ceramics, painting and video.

Kerikeri Art and Craft
Art Galleries, Artists, Crafts Persons, Groups and Societies, Music and Theatre.


Kura Gallery
Established in 2001 – Kura Gallery, Wellington, exhibits quality contemporary New Zealand art. Artworks are distinctly crafted and share a wairua (spirit) that is undeniably of these islands.

Lyttleton *

5o Works Gallery
50 Works is a fine art gallery in a historic building on the main street of Lyttelton. The gallery‘s purpose is to exhibit the work of contemporary artists and designers and is receptive to a wide range of practice from the conceptual to the representational.

Matakana *

Morris and James Pottery and Sculpture

Brick Bay Sculpture Trail

Masterton *

Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History
Cnr Bruce and Dixon Street

Nelson *

The Suter Gallery

New Plymouth *

Govett-Brewster Contemporary Art Museum

Northland *

Burning Issues Gallery, Whangarei

Hangar Frames & Gallery
Art Gallery Picture Framers
Kamo, Whangarei

Kaan Zamaan Art Gallery
Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri

Reyburn House, Northland Society of Arts
Town Basin, Whangarei


Russell Museum
2 York Street  Russell


Otago *

Central Otago Arts
A comprehensive website that celebrates the arts and artists of Central Otago. Here you will find profiles on jewellers, sculptors, painters and many more talented people who call Central Otago home. Take a look at their ‘Whats On’ calendar for information on art related events in the Region and follow our latest news section to see what has been happening in our arts communities.

Art Bay Gallery
Level 1, 32 Rees Street, Queenstown

Arrowtown Gallery
50 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown

Blue Oyster
Basement, Moray Chambers, 30 Moray Place, Dunedin

Brett Mc Dowell Gallery
5 Dowling Street, Dunedin

Dunedin Public Art Gallery
30 The Octagon, Dunedin

Milford Galleries
18 Dowling Street, Dunedin

Moray Gallery
55 Princes Street, Dunedin

Nadene Milne Gallery
16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown, Otago

Otago Settlers Museum
31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin

Queenstown Gallery of Fine Arts

The Artists Room
2 Dowling Street, PO Box 258, Dunedin

Toi o Tahuna
29 Rees Street, Queenstown

Pablos is an arts studio and gallery offering training and employment opportunities to people who use mental health services. Online exhibitions. Located in Central City Wellington, New Zealand.

Palmerston North *

Te Manawa

Taylor Jensen Fine Arts
Taylor Jensen Fine Arts sells and exhibits traditional and contemporary paintings, sculpture, graphics, jewellery, glass, furniture and crafts, providing various appraisal and framing services. 33 George street, Palmerston North


Parnell galleries and shops. The Parnell Arts Trail

Percy Thomson Gallery,  Stratford.

Wellington’s gallery dedicated exclusively to photography.

The Physics Room
A contemporary art project space, archive of New Zealand web works, web art, web art exhibitions.

The Pumphouse, Lake Pupuke, Takapuna, Auckland 


Queenstown *

Milford Galleries, Queenstown. 
Contemporary New Zealand art.


Raglan *

Raglan Community Arts Council
The Old School Arts Centre is run by the Raglan Community Arts Council in a 19th century heritage building. The Old School Arts Centre is used by the arts community and friends of the arts in Raglan, Whangaroa.


Rayner Brothers Gallery, Wanganui

Rona Gallery, R. Ponders, Wellington
Rona Gallery specialises in paintings, fine art prints, art glass, ceramic art, books and cards by New Zealand artists. Browsable virtual gallery, mailing list, exhibition announcements.


Sargeant Gallery, Wanganui
5000 art works, the collection increasingly focused on work by New Zealand artists.

Suite Art Gallery has been established to represent New Zealand and European contemporary artists who feature in significant public and private collections. Suite has two Galleries in Wellington located at level 2 / 147 Cuba Street, and 108 Oriental Parade.

The Suter Art Museum
The Suter Te Aratoi oWhakatu is New Zealand’s third oldest art museum The  Suter occupies a building of historical significance, has an important art collection, and is a gateway to the region’s arts and crafts.


Taupo *

Wildwood Gallery
Paintings by Sue Graham and wood turnings by Robbie Graham.


Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust
Le Folauga. This art exhibition opened on 1 March 2007 featuring work from some of New Zealand’s leading contemporary visual artists. LE FOLAUGA showcases what is arguably the best contemporary pacific art exhibition to be seen in New Zealand for many years.

Tauranga *

Tauranga Art Gallery. Exhibitions and Events


Taylor Jensen Fine Art, Palmerston North

Te Papa,Wellington. New Zealand’s official national museum.

Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Pakuranga, Auckland
Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts is a nationally significant contemporary art gallery presenting exhibitions and projects by New Zealand and international artists. Te Tuhi works actively within the community of Auckland, providing a conduit for audience engagement and participation in the visual arts.

Tim Olsen Gallery

Toi Maori Aotearoa
A face for Maori art in its preservation, development, promotion and participation. The site includes a gallery of Maori art, artist profiles and a notice board.


Unique Art Gallery, Ohakune
Glass, paintings, ceramics, wood turning, metal art.

The focal point for a host of arts, crafts, cultural and educational activities, tours, entertainment and fun events which take place in Howick and beyond in the wider communities  of Manukau, Auckland. In English and Chinese.


Virtual Tart
33 established artists from Taranaki. An online gallery.


Wallace Art Trust. The James Wallace Charitable Arts Trust 
has one of the largest private collections in New Zealand with over 2,000 works by New Zealand artists.

Waiheke Community Art Gallery

Waikato *

Artnexus. Waikato. A virtual art gallery. 
A new exhibition each month and a showcase of members’ works.

Waikato Museum of Art and History

Waikato Society of Arts

Wanaka *

Gallery Thirty Three, Wanaka
Contemporary New Zealand paintings, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery.

Wanganui *

Mc Namara Gallery
190 Wicksteed Street, Wanganui

Open Studios
Annual Open Studios events, with exhibitions by local artists.

Rayner Brothers Gallery

Sargeant Gallery, Wanganui. 
5000 art works, the collection increasingly focused on work by New Zealand artists.

Wanganui Regional Museum
An extensive collection of natural and human history with a regional emphasis that includes objects of both national and international significance.

Warkworth *

Of Hand and Heart Gallery
A contemporary pottery & ceramic art gallery bringing together outstanding works from over 60 Artists.

Hugh Brading

The Vivian
The Vivian showcases contemporary art outside the urban enviroment while continuing to keep the rural experience at its core. The Vivian offers the opportunity for both indoor and outdoor works across a variety of mediums from painting, photography, video and installation work. 39 Omaha Valley Road, Matakana, RD5 Warkworth 0985


Warwick Henderson Gallery,  Parnell, Auckland

Wellington art galleries, Wellington art museums *

See:  Wellington art galleries

Whangarei *

Quarry Art Centre
Northland Craft Trust

Tuatara Design Store and Gallery
Weaving, furniture, homeware, art works.

Whangarei Art Museum
The permanent home of the city art collection, embracing both heritage and contemporary art work and a substantial bequest by the early New Zealand modernist painter, Adele Younghusband.


Wildwood Gallery, Taupo
Original wood turned art pieces by Robbie Graham and original water colour paintings on a wide range of subjects, including the local landscape, vibrant flowers, New Zealand native orchids and birds, by Sue Graham.


Zeal is a Central Wellington youth venue and arts centre, provide a safe, accessible and diverse youth venue catering for all young people.