Aotearoa Art Fair: VIP Trip

Aotearoa Art Fair: VIP Trip


Wednesday 17 April - Saturday 20 April

$600 [Friends only event]


Please note, ticket sales for this trip closed on the 1st of March. If you are still interested in joining us, please email


The Aotearoa Art Fair, in collaboration with Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū Foundation and Friends, has put together an exclusive VIP programme to celebrate the 2024 event.

The trip will commence with a visit to Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park on Wednesday 17 April and will wind up with a visit to Waiheke Island on Saturday 20 April. In between an action packed itinerary awaits, including full VIP access to the Aotearoa Art Fair and all associated events and openings. Also included are visits to galleries, private collections, and the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki where the Guo Pei: Fashion, Art, Fantasy exhibition will still be on display.

The Aotearoa Art Fair, New Zealand’s premier event for contemporary art, is an annual art fair that takes place in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. It is one of the most significant art events in New Zealand’s cultural calendar with over 40 galleries from around New Zealand representing the best of contemporary art in New Zealand and abroad. The 2024 edition will be held at the Viaduct Events Centre from 18–21 April 2024.

Wednesday 17 April
9am Day trip to Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park

Thursday 18 April
9am Collection tour and studio visits
Lunch at Ortolana
2–5pm VIP Art Fair preview
5–9pm Aotearoa Art Fair opening night

Friday 19 April
Auckland Art Gallery and Gallery collections visits
Lunch at Bivacco

Saturday 20 April
Waiheke visit
Lunch at Oyster Inn
Connells Bay Sculpture Park (spaces for this component of the trip are now full, studio visits are available in place of this)

* Ticket cost includes entry to all events listed on itinerary, lunch each day excl. beverages, transport to Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park, transport around the collections tour on Thursday and return transport to Waiheke Island.

* If you have either previously visited or find the size and geography of Gibbs Farm and Connells Bay Sculpture Park too daunting to contemplate, we are offering a range of more bespoke options. If you are interested in taking advantage of these, please get in touch via email or by calling us on 03 941 7356.