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Opening of Auckland Art Gallery

The Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki re-opens on Saturday 3 September 2011. Since construction began in 2008, the gallery has been operating solely from their Khartoum Place venue so the much anticipated re-opening means a fresh start for the gallery in many ways. There is the contemporary extension on the main gallery site, with new contemporary galleries, education centres, members facilities, outdoor sculpture terraces and openings to Albert Park.  The historic gallery buildings have been earthquake strengthened, expanded, restored and re-opened, most particularly the East Gallery, a 1916 day light gallery which for decades has been hidden from view through its temporary use as a storage space. The Wellesley Gallery has also been upgraded and renamed the Grey Gallery. Numerous spaces along the west face of the building have been re-aligned and restored to create five inter-flowing spaces named the Robertson Galleries which will show, for the opening exhibition, the 15 Promised Gift works from the Julian and Josie Robertson Collection. The Chartwell Gallery is on level 2.

 

 

 The Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki during final construction phase, June 2011.

 Media Launch, East Gallery, Auckland Art Gallery, Toi o Tamaki, June 2011.

 

 

 

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