Auckland Art Gallery
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is New Zealand's premier art gallery and commissioner of the Auckland Triennial. The Gallery is proud to foster contemporary practice and support artists' projects in a national and international context – including the Auckland Triennial, the Walters Prize, and the Chartwell Terrace projects.
Auckland Triennial Partner
AUT University has been the major partner for the past three Triennials. The University contributes significantly to the cultural and artistic landscape of Auckland, believing that supporting creativity creates a lively arts environment for their students to live and work in and provides opportunities to see innovative contemporary arts practice first hand.
Auckland Council manages Auckland Art Gallery (in partnership with Regional Facilities Auckland), Waterfront Auckland projects and Fresh Gallery Otara.
Major Sponsors and Partners
Auckland Contemporary Arts Trust
The Auckland Contemporary Art Trust was formed in 1996 to specifically support the Auckland Art Gallery to expand its showing of exhibitions of contemporary art. From 1996 - 2007 almost 200 exhibitions were shown at the NEW Gallery, including the 1st Auckland Triennial. ACAT has now generously supported the endeavours of the 5th Auckland Triennial to engage Aucklanders with contemporary art across the city.
Supporters since the 1st Auckland Triennial in 2001, Chartwell Trust sees the Triennial as supporting their vision to provide opportunities for the encouragement of understanding about art both within the public art sector and the wider community.
Creative New Zealand
Creative New Zealand is the national arts development organisation, supporting, promoting and advocating for the arts and artists in New Zealand. They have supported the inclusion of new work and presentations by New Zealand artists and audience development for the Triennial.
Patrons of the Triennial
Auckland contemporary art patrons are essential in making this event possible in Auckland by supporting art and artists across all venues. We wish to thank the Prospect Art Collection, Rose Dunn, Stephen and Virginia Fisher, John and Jo Gow, Chris and Dayle Mace, Andrew and Jenny Smith and Philippa, Lady Tait for their support.
Sue Fisher Art Trust
Sue Fisher was a founding patron of the Auckland Triennial. Her contribution has supported numerous Triennial artists’ projects and, on this occasion, the involvement of curator Hou Hanru in the 5th Auckland Triennial.
Artspace is the leading non-collecting, non-commercial organisation for contemporary art in New Zealand Aotearoa. Artspace is dedicated to commissioning and presenting new ideas in art and culture, as well as fostering critical debate and generating intellectual feedback. Artspace develops and nurtures artistic research at a national and international level through the production of an innovative programme of exhibitions and events, and risk-taking practices.
Auckland Museum tells the stories of New Zealand, its place in the Pacific and its people. Housed in one of New Zealand’s most stunning neoclassical buildings, the museum’s collections span Pacific and Maori taonga, natural history and the formative stories of our involvement in all the major conflicts of the 20th Century.
Fresh Gallery Otara
Fresh Gallery Otara opened in May 2006 as a partnership between Manukau City Council (now Auckland Council) and the Otara community. A unique space for contemporary Pacific Art, the gallery has featured experimental art projects and collaborations with national and international artists alongside community-focused exhibitions and development. Fresh Gallery Otara offers a space to promote artists and exhibitions that relate to the context of its location and the community.
George Fraser Gallery
Regular shows of new work attest to the high standing of both the gallery and Elam School of Fine Arts in New Zealand’s art community. Set in the grounds of Albert Park in Auckland city, the gallery attracts many visitors who are interested in the broad curatorial programme featuring work from international artists, postgraduate students and associates of Elam. The Elam George Fraser Gallery is a place for experimentation and discussion and is often the space where the work of emerging artists is first exhibited.
Gus Fisher Gallery
The University of Auckland's Gus Fisher Gallery is situated in the historic Kenneth Myers Centre. Once home to 1YA, Auckland's oldest radio station, this building was the centre of the nation's television broadcasting until 1985. Built in 1934, the building was refurbished with the generous support of patrons, including businessman Douglas Myers and fashion designer Gus Fisher, and reopened in 2001 in time to be a participating venue for the first Auckland Triennial.
The Silos that give Silo Park its name were giant containers used for holding cement. Golden Bay Cement occupied what is now known as Silo Six (the six closely grouped smaller Silos) while Silo Seven was just one of the Silos that made up the tank farm that was responsible for holding substantial amounts of the cement that built our fair city. Silo Park is now a free public space that can be enjoyed by both young and old.
ST Paul St
ST PAUL St is a suite of purpose built galleries and project spaces run by the School of Art and Design, AUT University. The programme of exhibitions, screenings, performances and events profiles both emerging and established artists and designers from New Zealand and internationally. Established in 2004, ST PAUL St Gallery has developed into one of the leading contemporary art and design galleries in New Zealand.
Asia New Zealand Foundation
Continuing sponsors of the Auckland Triennial since 2007, the Asia New Zealand Foundation has supported travel by curator Hou Hanru to New Zealand, Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda to create a piece for Silo 6 on Auckland’s Waterfront.
Australia Council for the Arts
Continuing to strengthen cross-Tasman cultural exchange and dialogue, the Australia Council has supported the inclusion of artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro, Angelica Mesiti, Makeshift (Tessa Zettel and Karl Khoe) and Keg de Souza, as well as three speakers in the Triennial programme.
Fulbright New Zealand
Promoting mutual understanding between New Zealand and the United States of America by educational and cultural exchanges, Fulbright New Zealand has supported travel costs for artist Amie Siegel.
Enabling the inclusion of five French artists or collectives across four Triennial locations, Institut Francais – Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of France has supported the participation of Yto Barrada, Claire Fontaine, Mounir Fatmi, Ryoji Ikeda, Anri Sala and Bruno Serralongue and curator Hou Hanru.
The Japan Foundation is Japan's public institution dedicated to sharing Japanese culture and language with people throughout the world. By presenting diverse aspects of Japanese culture, the Foundation creates platforms of communication and understanding between the peoples of the world and Japan. The Japan Foundation has supported Ryoji Ikeda.
Supporting the participation of Korean artist Do Ho Suh in the Triennial, the Korean Foundation has helped realise the exhibition of Suh’s trans-cultural project.
Marylyn Mayo Foundation
The Foundation supports Auckland Art Gallery in two ways: sponsoring Reading Room: A Journal of Art and Culture, and the Marylyn Mayo Internship, which has allowed 2013 recipient Fran Burrows to foster benefaction for the Auckland Triennial.
National Arts Council Singapore
Thanks to the National Arts Council of Singapore for their support to bring Ho Tzu Nyen to Auckland.
National Culture and Arts Foundation of Taiwan
Thanks to the National Culture and Arts Foundation of Taiwan for their support of Michael Lin's Model Home Project.
NZ France Friendship Fund
Thanks to the support of the NZ France Friendship Fund, curator and art critic Pascal Beausse will spend ten days in Auckland researching New Zealand artists and contributing to the Triennial public programmes.
NZ Japan Exchange Programme
Encouraging a deeper understanding between Japan and NZ through educational and cultural exchanges, NZJEP supports the inclusion of architects Atelier Bow Wow in the Triennial.
ASB Community Trust
Helping organisations foster access to and engagement with cultural activities, we thank the ASB for supporting the Triennial to celebrate the diverse cultures of our region.
Friends of the Triennial
We wish to thank architectus, Kriselle Baker and Richard Douglas, Clinic 42, Paul Savory and Laura Young, Jenny Todd and Walker and Hall for their kind support of the 5th Auckland Triennial.
McCahon House Trust
Hosting a residency in partnership with the 5th Auckland Triennial, supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, the McCahon House Trust will host Australian artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro to prepare a new work during April and May.
Pullman Auckland are proud sponsors of Auckland Art Gallery. Conveniently located in the city centre, the hotel is one of Auckland's largest 5-star hotels and only a short five-minute walk from the Gallery itself. Auckland Art Gallery is pleased to have Pullman Auckland as its preferred accommodation provider.
SKYCITY Auckland Community Trust
SKYCITY Auckland Community Trust is a supporter of Triennial learning programmes and two community projects involving visiting artists.
Tang Contemporary Art Beijing
Thanks to Tang Contemporary Art for supporting Yangjiang groups travel to Auckland.
The Film Archive
The Film Archive is the home of New Zealand’s moving image history with over 150,000 titles spanning feature films, documentaries, short films, home movies, newsreels, TV programmes and advertisements. The Auckland Office hosts a media library with viewing and research facilities, and a frequently changing exhibition space showing contemporary New Zealand moving image artists and film makers. The Film Archive Auckland is delighted to be a venue for the 5th Auckland Triennial,
University of Auckland
Thank you to The University of Auckland NICAI, the School of Architecture and Planning for their organisation of the Lab, exhibition partners George Fraser Gallery and Gus Fisher Gallery, and the Elam International Artist in Residence Programme for supporting Amie Siegel’s residency.
Vitamin Creative Space
Thanks to Vitamin Creative Space Guangzhou for bringing Zhou Tao to Auckland