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Arts & Museums
The old pumphouse, which pumped water from Western Springs to early Auckland residents is the focal point of this fascinating museum. The museum houses a magnificent working Beam Engine (one of only three in the world) and numerous vintage and veteran road vehicles and early Auckland buildings. Various displays feature agricultural, forestry, medical, dental, photographic and telecommunication technology. A display of historic airplanes, including the only Solent Mark IV flying boat in the world, is laid out at Site 2, reached by vintage tram.
Model aircrafts, dollhouse villas, model ships and a half hour demonstration of a working model railway are some of the features of this attraction along with a range of vintage cars built between 1908 and 1970. There is a cafe and restaurant with views over the bay to Herald Island and a reserve perfect for picnicking across the road. The attraction functions as two separate areas, with a discount on admission to the Motor Museum when tickets are purchased for both parks.
Lopdell House stands proudly on the ridge next to the Titirangi shops. Galleries on two levels show exhibitions of contemporary fine art and crafts, both local and international. This is also the public art gallery for Waitakere City, promoting seasons of New Zealand film, new music and performance, workshops and public forums, lectures, seminars and debates. The building also houses a theatre, a shop offering fine quality art and craft wares and Lopdell's Bar and Restaurant, with superb views of the Waitakere Ranges and Manukau Harbour, is on the top floor.
Alberton dates from 1863. Starting life as a farmhouse, it was expanded to 18 rooms with exotic towers and verandas on several levels. The estate once comprised extensive farmland, gardens and orchards making it self-sufficient. In its heyday Alberton was famous for balls, garden parties, music and hunting. The grand house contrasts with the attic servant quarters. Original furniture and antique household items remain and the garden contains fine mature trees and a fountain. Alberton is available for cocktail and garden parties, weddings and marquee functions.
This small and elegantly understated dealer gallery overlooks the trees of lower Albert Park. Art here tends to be intellectual, sophisticated and avant-garde. Anna Bibby Gallery represents such well regarded artists as Emily Wolfe, Denys Watkins, Stanley Palmer, Peter Robinson, Luise Fong, Seraphine Pick and also supports up and coming younger artists as a balance.
This gallery showcases the work of predominantly New Zealand artisans. High quality pieces include native timber bowls, inlaid with copper; wrought iron decorative accessories and unique glassware. New Zealand pounamu (greenstone) and paua are utilized in an eclectic range of handcrafted jewelery. All displayed pieces are available for purchase, with prices reflecting their intrinsic quality craftsmanship. Pieces can be packaged and sent anywhere in the world.
Watch beautiful contemporary artworks created by local and international artists as they exhibit their creations at Two Rooms Gallery on Putiki Street. As the name suggests, the gallery offers two spaces, the Project Room and the Long Room, both of distinct sizes to accommodate the crowd gathered to observe the work of arts. The Project room is equipped with modern facilities like artificial lightings, advanced audio-visual technology, etc. which are ideal for hosting digital exhibitions. If you are looking for a more traditional gallery setup, then upstairs Long Room is ideal for you as it provides natural light from the overhead skylights. Walk in to gauge the extent of local talent and also to participate in the exchange of ideas that takes place among the artists.
Exhibiting artworks by local as well as international talents, Objectspace invites the art-admirers in Auckland to get a glimpse of some extraordinary pieces of art. Right from sculptures and paintings to digital art and crafts, the gallery emphasizes on the display of varied visual art forms. Some of these exhibitions bring to the core the innovations used by artists to display their thoughts. In the past, acclaimed artists like Kobi Bosshard, Kirsten Haydon and Caroline Earley have exhibited their work of art at Objectspace. Call ahead or visit their website to know more.
Gear up to watch beautiful contemporary art works on display at this state-of-the-art museum in downtown Auckland. Located on Karangahape Road, the Starkwhite gallery invites international artists to exhibit their artworks and also participate in exchange of ideas. Stunning, enigmatic kinetic light sculptures of created by virtual artist Ross Manning, Seung Yul Oh's surreal artworks and Layla Rudneva-Mackay's fine art paintings are few of the exhibitions that have featured here in the past. Although there is no dearth of art galleries in Auckland, the Starkwhite stands out for the innovative artworks that are on display.
MIC Toi Rerehiko owes its name to Maori word Rorohiko which means computer or electric brain. Not surprisingly, a conscious effort is made to fuse technology with art, thus making the experience a whole lot more interactive and appealing. The center supports upcoming artists in New Zealand and Auckland by exhibiting their work in the field of visual arts, photography, digital media and even live performances. There is another branch at Galatos.
This gallery provides a comprehensive selection of New Zealand and international paintings, prints and sculpture. With up to 20 exhibitions each year, and a continuously rotating stock collection within the generous 3,000 foot gallery space, the Studio of Contemporary art is an essential stop for anyone seriously interested in New Zealand art. Founded by Joy Tongue and built on a foundation of education and expertise, trained professionals are constantly present to consult and assist interested parties. The studio has experience in creating corporate collections. Their expertise in packaging and cartage services makes the transport of artworks overseas affordable and practical.
Artspace dates from 1987 and is well known in Auckland for its avant garde approach to art. At a time when opportunities to exhibit were restricted to either public or dealer galleries, Artspace allowed an alternative venue for curators and artists to explore new avenues and ideas, new ways of seeing, and new approaches. The gallery functions as a charitable trust with funding from Creative New Zealand, and has supported and promoted many emerging and experimental New Zealand artists, as well as overseas visitors.