New Zealand has always been rich in talented artists and musicians. But only for the past few years, those artists and their works have become known for the whole world. Famous New Zealanders win the audience in Canada, USA, Great Britain, France, and Ireland. Multiple exhibitions are held in the best galleries of Paris, Rome, and London.
While being in New Zealand, you can’t miss visiting at least one of its beautiful galleries. Today we’re going to share with you some useful information on how to spend a cultural weekend while staying in Wellington, Napier, Christchurch, or Auckland.
Best Galleries and Exhibitions in New Zealand
If you’re going to visit Christchurch during your next trip to New Zealand, don’t forget to include the Christchurch Art Gallery into your list. This is a huge gallery which has tons of pictures by very different artists. One of the most expected exhibitions in 2017 are The Weight of Sunlight, Gallery 91, Tomorrow Still Comes, and Stopped Short by Wonder. The entrance is absolutely free, so you can come whenever you want during the working hours.
Another interesting gallery to visit is in Auckland. It is called Flagstaff Gallery being a home for contemporary artworks. The gallery represents over 50 artists, constantly changing the range of displayed works. Here you can enjoy paintings by Philippa Bentley, Bryce Brown, Pia Davie, Anne Dillon, Julia Handerson, and others. Flagstaff Gallery has so many eye-catching pieces that you will never be disappointed in visiting it. It is definitely a great place for becoming familiar with New Zealand.
Our next stop is Napier. Napier is a very beautiful town with breathtaking landscapes and views. But we recommend visiting Napier not only as a hiking place. Here is situated one of the most unusual art places in the country. Why? MGT Hawk’s Bay combines everything for a true cultural trip. It is a place for both theatre and exhibition events. One of the most interesting exhibitions in New Zealand is definitely here. For example, Time for Tea, He Manu Tioriori, Stitch, Freedom and Structure, Sounds of Our Place, etc.
And the last but not the least is Wellington. In Wellington, we recommend visiting 2 different galleries. The first one is Adam Art Gallery. It is a home for works, which reflect the insight and the history of art. All of the presented exhibitions are well thought and combined. Among the most popular ones are Linie Line Linea, River of Fundament, Drawing Is/Not Building, The Tomorrow People, and Out of Site.
And the second place in Wellington is Bartley+Company Art. The gallery is famous for its unusual exhibitions and modern artists. Here are presented works by Cat Auburn, Elliot Collins, Helen Calder, Bret Graham, Roger Mortimer, Sam Mitchell, and Ann Shelton. The gallery was opened in 2009 but has already become one of the most popular cultural places in New Zealand.
So, don’t forget to pop into one of these places while visiting New Zealand next time.