Nestled in the heart of historic Parnell you’ll find some of Aucklands top galleries that cater to both the discerning art collector and the curious ‘art connoisseur’. Within two short blocks, you will find artworks ranging from established and emerging contemporary New Zealand artists and traditional Maori and Pacific works, to rare and collectible pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries.

With regular featured exhibitions and ever-changing displays of paintings, sculptures, prints, ceramics and traditional artifacts, there is always something new to discover. For Artweek 2020, don’t miss out what’s on offer at the Holy Trinity Cathedral as well as down at the Parnell Station with Te Tui Art Studios. You can either take a self guided walk or perhaps join a cycle tour or a guided ArtExplore walk.  

Parnell is also providing those who take their time to wander through Parnell’s exclusive galleries between October 10th and October 18th the opportunity to enter when in participating galleries, to win $2,000 to go towards your favourite work of art in Parnell!

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Sat 17 Oct, 1pm–1.30pm

Simon Williams – Demonstration

International Art Centre will be hosting a talk and demonstration by leading New Zealand landscapist Simon Williams. A large collection of works by international and local artists will also be on view.

Sat 17 Oct, 11am–4pm

Landscape Paintings from the Collection – Curator’s Introduction, 12noon

A selection of prize-winning landscapes from the Kelliher Art Competition 1956-1977 together with recent landscape commissions including the first showing of the 2020 commission. Plus other modernist New Zealand landscapes. Artists range from Peter McIntyre and Austen Deans to Aroha Gossage and Caroline Bellamy. FREE event. 


8–28 Oct

Opening: Thu 8 Oct, 5.30pm–7.30pm


Rieko Woodford-Robinson – Heroes


Join us for the much-awaited 3rd solo exhibition of Wellington painter Rieko Woodford-Robinson. This series of work titled Heroes will feature portraits of anthropomorphic creatures, executed with exquisite detail and endearing personality.


Rieko’s paintings provide a small but intriguing window into the lives of her characters. Her work is influenced by Pop Surrealism and the Old Masters. Aesthetic elements of Japanese pop culture such as kawaii (cute) also appear in her paintings, finely balanced with melancholy and knowing humour. A self-taught artist and illustrator, she was born in Japan and has lived in Wellington since 1999.

8–18 Oct

Works on Paper – Group Exhibition

ARTIS Gallery presents a selection of works on paper by our represented artists. The exhibition will include original watercolours, limited edition prints and oil on paper works.

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Sat 17 Oct, 10am–2pm

Open Studios

Meet the resident artists and view the historic station building that has been transformed into a studio and gallery complex. This project was instigated by Auckland Art Fair co-director Stephanie Post and developed by Te Tuhi in partnership with Auckland Transport.

Coffee and donuts will be served.  Nau mai, haere mai!

10-18 Oct

Peter Hackett – The Honeymooners’ Bed

We welcome you to the gallery to immerse yourself in the thick impasto oil paint of Peter Hackett’s paintings. A sculptural quality is achieved through the artists application of paint and paired with the large scale of these artworks these paintings are without doubt best viewed up close and in person. In addition to Hackett’s work we will also have our Spring Exhibition on display.

HOURS: Daily 11.30am

Secret Museum Tour

Ever wonder what’s tucked away in the basement of the Museum?

Don’t miss this once in a lifetime chance to explore the underground world where many of our treasures are stored on our new behind the scenes tour, on daily at 11.30am.

10 Oct–22 Nov

William Robert Boyd – Disturbance in the Landscape

A reflection of the upset and turmoil in the landscape today. Also the mental disruption of our normal thought processes by the changing world we now find ourselves in.

Sat 17 Oct, 1pm

10–17 Oct
HOURS: Sat 10 Oct, Mon 12–Sat 17 Oct, 10am–3pm

Nigel Brown, Shane Cotton, Robert Ellis, Anne Robinson, Neil Dawson, Terry Stringer, John Baker, Carl Edwards, John Abramczyk, Brian Ravey

Stained-glass windows by Nigel Brown, Shane Cotton and Robert Ellis, a baptismal font by Anne Robinson, a gilded cross sculpture by Neil Dawson and the Mountain Fountain by Terry Stringer, are just a few of the exceptional artworks featured. A new gallery space, The John Wilson Gallery, features artworks on loan from the Wallace Arts Trust.