Nau mai, haere mai ki te Gus Fisher Gallery
Nestled in the heart of Auckland’s central business district, Gus Fisher Gallery is The University of Auckland’s flagship art space and the city’s newest Centre for Contemporary Art. Since reopening in April 2019 with a new vision, staff team and stunning upgrades to its Grade I listed interior, Gus Fisher Gallery has established itself as a vital hub for ambitious arts and cultural programming in Auckland.
Creating ambitious, boldly-curated and socially-relevant exhibitions with a dynamic public programme of events, activities and workshops, Gus Fisher Gallery showcases and supports international and New Zealand based artists, with a dedication to bringing ground-breaking artworks to New Zealand for the first time. Fusing important social commentary with current critical and artistic dialogue, Gus Fisher Gallery presents three in house curated exhibitions annually, with a proposal space called The Booth and an extensive public programme for audiences alongside occasional off-site programming with partners across Auckland.
Housed in a 1934 Grade I listed heritage building that was formerly home to Radio 1YA and TVNZ, the gallery’s programme reflects the pioneering spirit of its building’s history with a strength in artists’ film and video. Our heritage architecture provides the perfect context for visually captivating and immersive exhibitions and we challenge the static ‘white cube’ gallery space with exhibitions that are fun, meaningful and appealing to a wide range of audiences in Tāmaki Makaurau and beyond.
Check out our Exhibitions and Events for more information and to see what exciting programmes we have coming up!
Nā, Gus Fisher Gallery team.
Image credit: We’re Not Too Big to Care, exhibition installation, Gus Fisher Gallery 6 April – 15 June.
Photograph by Sam Hartnett