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).


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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)


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

Anderson Park Art Gallery

The Bank Art Gallery

Image and Text/Conceptual Art Online
An independent, non commercial, by-invitation online gallery dedicated to the internet as an art medium and platform for critical discourse.


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.Artisanz
Kerikeri art and fine crafts.

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


Kiwiartz exhibits original works of art by Aotearoa New Zealand Artists. A selection of watercolor and oil paintings, sculpture, jewelry, hand blown glass ceramics, wood, fibre, and Maori and Pacific Island Art.

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 *

Matakana arts, crafts and shopping directory.

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

The Refinery Gallery
3 Halifax Street, Nelson

The Refinery gallery
42 Halifax St. Nelson

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 Lane
Town Basin, Whangarei


Russell Museum
2 York Street  Russell


Otago *

Art Bay Gallery
Level 1, 32 Rees Street, Queenstown

Bellamys Gallery
495 Portobello Road, Macandrew Bay, Otago Peninsula, Dunedin

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

Forrester Gallery
9 Thames Street, Oamaru

Milford Galleries
18 Dowling Street, Dunedin

Moray Gallery
55 Princes Street, Dunedin

None Gallery
24 Stafford Street, Dunedin

Nadene Milne Gallery
16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown, Otago

Otago Settlers Museum
31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin

Queenstown Gallery of Fine Arts

Temple Gallery
29 Moray Place, Dunedin

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

Toi o Tahuna
29 Rees Street, Queenstown

Whisky Fine Art Gallery
Corner of Harbour and Wansbeck Streets, The Old Quarter, Oamaru


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


PaperGraphica, Christchurch.
A fine print studio specialising in lithographs, woodcuts and etchings by New Zealand print makers.

Parnell galleries and shops. The Parnell Arts Trail

Pataka Porirua Museum of Arts and Cultures, Porirua, Wellington.

Percy Thomson Gallery,  Stratford.

Peter Webb Auctions, Auckland. 
A major New Zealand fine arts and decorative arts auction house.

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. Browseable virtual gallery, mailing list, exhibition announcements.


Satellite Gallery. Satellite Gallery, Auckland City, 
exhibits a diverse range of contemporary art and provides a nourishing environment in a refined space for professional emerging artists. Experience a community where the human dimension supersedes profit.

Salamander Gallery,  Christchurch. 
Contemporary New Zealand and Pacific artists working in sculpture, painting and printmaking.

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

64zero3, Contemporary art, Christchurch. 
An expanding community of antique and design shops surround the Studio of Contemporary Art on Newmarket’s busy Kingdon Street.

Space Gallery  of Contemporary Art, Christchurch. 
The “Main Gallery” provides space for established and emerging artists who want to display their work without constrains. The SPACE also provides studio space, film screening facilities and is available to hire for workshops, meetings & rehearsals. Public and private function hire.

Studio of Contemporary Art,  Newmarket, Auckland. SOCA. 
New Zealand and international artists.3000 sq. feet of gallery Regular exhibitions to combining with a rotating stock collection, combing a wide range of styles and artists.

Studio of Contemporary Art. Artfind NZ. A virtual gallery.

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 *

The Agency
A portal for artists, performers, models and those organizations and people who support the arts in Tauranga.


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.

Toi Gallery
Contemporary Maori and Waiheke Art and Sculpture. Toi Gallery features the work of established Waiheke artists who exhibit internationally and who also wish to be able to showcase their work on their home island.

Te Wa – The Space, Wanganui
Art and Design. Glass, ceramics, jewellery, painting, sculpture, drawing, prints, photography. Includes an online gallery.

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 Bay online art gallery.

Virtual Curator
A powerful solution for publishing art content on the Internet. Virtual Curator is a web-publishing and content management system for the visual arts., 
a free site for emerging and established New Zealand artists to gain exposure for their work by exhibiting it online.

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

Wairarapa *

Harvest Art Gallery

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.

Paintpit and Quayhole Gallery
This gallery highlights New Zealand and international artists. It also s[pecialises in leasing and sales of art, artist websites, classes and promotions.

Rayner Brothers Gallery

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

Te Wa – The Space, Wanganui. 
Art and Design. Glass, ceramics, jewellery, painting, sculpture, drawing, prints, photography. Includes an online gallery.

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

Webbs Auctions,  Auckland. 
A major New Zealand fine arts and decorative arts auction house.

Wellington art galleries, Wellington art museums *

See:  Wellington art galleries

Whangarei *

Artchart. A guide to art and cuture in 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.


The initiative of three students from the Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland, Window arose from the sense that Elam and Elam and its attendant arts community was isolated and inaccessible to larger audiences. The project aimed to address this lack of dialogue by creating a situation where artists, writers, academics, engineers  andanyone with a good idea and could display works and interact with audiences.

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.

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