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


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

48 cm (H) x 121 (W) cm


Claudia Jowitt


oil on linen

350mm x 300mm



Daniel Boyd

Treasure Island

STATION, Installation view



Chris Corson-Scott

Wild flowers In A Development Near Tauranga



Amanda Gruenwald

Purple, Orange



The Commerical

Mitch Cairns

FINCHES, street view


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


Emily Hartley-Skudder

Flamingo Pink Table Display


Oil on Linen


Coen Young

Study for a Mirror 2-5,


acrylic, marble dust, enamel and silver nitrate on paper


Mason Kimber

Previous Gestures


Oil on Canvas


Hayley Megan French

Part of This or That but Bigger


acrylic on canvas


Oliver Perkins



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


Matt Arbuckle

Watch Your Eye,


oil on board


Roberta Thornley



inkjet photograph on Hahnemühle photo rag


Alexander Bartleet


Mixed media on board


Grace Wright

Rise Up Into The Tangled Scorpion

Acrylic on canvas


Sam Harrison

Untitled (Seated Woman III),


waxed plaster on steel


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.

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