Sneak peek: The Auckland Art Fair returns

After a three-year hiatus, the Auckland Fair returns, bringing together 40 galleries from Australia, New Zealand, South America and the Pacific to The Cloud on Auckland’s Waterfront for five days (May 25¬-29) of contemporary art from the region.

Here’s a rundown of some of the stand out artists from the fair and what art lovers can expect from the five day art attack. 


 

Todd Robinson

Experiments in Natural Philosophy

edition of 5 + 1 AP

2015

balloon: laminated fibreglass, SLS print, automotive lacquer; stand: steel, automotive lacquer

48 cm (H) x 121 (W) cm

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Claudia Jowitt

Sway

oil on linen

350mm x 300mm

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Daniel Boyd

Treasure Island

STATION, Installation view

2014

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Chris Corson-Scott

Wild flowers In A Development Near Tauranga

2015 

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Amanda Gruenwald

Purple, Orange

2015

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The Commerical

Mitch Cairns

FINCHES, street view

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Image courtesy The Commercial Gallery, Sydney (photo: Jessica Maurer)

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Emily Hartley-Skudder

Flamingo Pink Table Display

2016

Oil on Linen

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Coen Young

Study for a Mirror 2-5,

2015,

acrylic, marble dust, enamel and silver nitrate on paper

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Mason Kimber

Previous Gestures

2016

Oil on Canvas

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Hayley Megan French

Part of This or That but Bigger

2016

acrylic on canvas

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Oliver Perkins

Untitled

2016

Untitled, 2015, ink, rabbit skin glue, acrylic, pine, canvas

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Matt Arbuckle

Watch Your Eye,

2015

oil on board

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Roberta Thornley

String,

2015

inkjet photograph on Hahnemühle photo rag

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Alexander Bartleet

Untitled,

Mixed media on board

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Grace Wright

Rise Up Into The Tangled Scorpion

Acrylic on canvas

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Sam Harrison

Untitled (Seated Woman III),

2015

waxed plaster on steel

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In addition to the exhibition, the fair also signals the launch of a new initiative to make art accessible to the everyman. My Art is based on similar international initiatives in the United Kingdom and Australia that have been hugely successful, with the UK scheme loaning almost $70 million for over 35,000 pieces of artwork since its inception. The New Zealand scheme offers loans that range from $1,000-$25,000.

The fair is on from May 25th - 29th at The Cloud on Auckland’s Queen’s Wharf.