It’s time to plan your Gift Fairs Getaway now. Gather the team and get ready to experience so much more from your Autumn Gift Fair. Extend your buying trip and discover more of what Auckland has to offer.
FRI 1 - SUN 24 MARCH - Sculpture on the Gulf
Sculpture on the Gulf is New Zealand’s foremost outdoor sculpture exhibition, and aims to make a unique contribution to the cultural life of New Zealand Aotearoa by creating opportunities for people to experience the power and beauty of contemporary sculpture in the landscape.
Focusing on the very best of New Zealand art practice, new artistic concepts, created specifically for the 2019 event, will be shown along the spectacular 2.5km coastal walkway overlooking Matiatia Harbour, the gateway to Waiheke.
Guided by terrain and place, both highly respected senior and more recently established New Zealand artists will transform a 2km section of the headland from Church Bay towards Te Atawhai Whenua Reserve and Matiatia with ambitious and striking art works.
SUNDAY 3 MARCH - ROUND THE BAYS
It's the 47th Ports of Auckland Round the Bays event, Sunday 3 March 2019. Ports of Auckland Round the Bays is one of the world's largest fun runs and New Zealand's largest mass participation sporting event. It attracts more than 30,000 participants.
With an emphasis on fun, the course promises entertainment to cheer you on along the way - whether you're walking, jogging or running the 8.4km journey from the city along the waterfront to St Heliers Bay.
Ports of Auckland is grounded in bringing people from different communities together and supporting charities working in our communities. Every year we donate $50,000 to three charities and this year we're helping children's charities. Participants can also get behind a charity of their choice and help to fundraise money towards our collective goal of $200,000.
Pop-up Globe, the world's first full-scale working replica of one of the greatest theatres in history, the second Globe, is returning to Auckland! Shakespeare like it’s 1614
The Pop-up Globe Theatre Company will be comprised of a brand new cast with award-winning directors, presenting five stunning new productions of Shakespeare’s masterworks – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors and Julius Caesar.
Don’t miss the immersive experience of Shakespeare performed in the space for which it was written.
This isn’t dusty Shakespeare. This is bawdy, hilarious, brutal and blood-soaked. It is the theatre that changed the world. The season runs 16th November 2018 – 14th April 2019.
Toi o Tāmaki is the largest art institution in New Zealand, with a collection numbering over 15000 works. The renovation of the building in 2011 resulted in an award for the building as World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival. The light-filled North Atrium continues to draw people to enjoy views out to Queen Street, and there are glimpses of Albert Park visible from some of the gallery floors. The Learning Centre has great resources for learning and visits related to the exhibitions which come to the gallery. The Auckland Art Gallery shop has a great range of exclusive art gifts including reproductions and publications.
There are regular tours of the building, as well as permanent collections and temporary exhibitions from major international galleries. There are regular family-friendly events and events associated with regular exhibitions.
The Auckland Art Gallery also has a hidden gem - a theatre that regularly shows arthouse films, with at least one screening per week during winter. Check out the full programme and add some culture to your winter weekends.
Burning Hills, Takaka 1973
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Earthly Visions exhibition on Now