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All reviews beautiful building on display len lye great architecture stopped short van der maori portraits free entry thought provoking gift shop is short visit new zealand new building great space worth a visit rainy day interesting exhibits
I would "generally" describe this gallery as one of modern art, but yes I was quite glad to also find a "pretty fair number" of big traditional-styled paintings (since I just don't have much of an eye, so to speak, for modern art); the "most...More
The building itself qualifies as a work of art, but when you step inside you’ll find lots more to delight you. Although not a huge gallery, the works on display during my visit were interesting, varied and inspirational- I was even able to make a...More
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the art gallery. Being a larger group we were able to book our own separate morning tour. Our tour guide was excellent, and provided a very interesting and enjoyable tour of some of the current exhibitions.
I have always...More
We had wanted to visit for some time and were not disappointed. There were several contemporary exhibitions which were not permanent but worth seeing for the comparison. The upstairs exhibitions (there is a lift) depicted Maori culture and also the Land Girls from WW2.
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The design of the building is interesting, but the galleries have lots of space and not many pictures. Lots of photographs instead of paintings.
But the information on the walls about the artists was very good
The exhibits at the moment are a nice combination of gallery, with some challenging modern works, and museum, with some older representational works. The latter particularly appealed to us - ten older pieces with explanatory boards covering not only the art works themselves but also...More