Weekly Photo Challenge : Inside Auckland Art Gallery

Outside looking in at reflections looking out

Outside looking in at reflections looking out

Ok now just run that past me again!!!!

Inside looking across

In the heritage part of the art gallery, inside looking across and down

Inside looking up

Inside looking up between mighty Kauri posts. The ceiling is an intricate work of art with the native timbers creating a mosaic

Inside looking every which way!!!!

Inside looking every which way!!!!

The Auckland Art Gallery won the 2013 World Building of the Year award at the world Architecture festival. I read these facts on the Virgin in flight magazine as I flew across to New Zealand. The photos accompanying the article show a magnificent modern building that still retained the old historic, heritage building. For me it was a must see…

The entrance is flanked by huge Kauri posts

The entrance is flanked by huge Kauri posts

So here I am…

Entry is between majestic kauri (native tree) columns to explore four floors of exhibitions, seven centuries of art and one of the country’s most iconic buildings. Click here to see more images of this stunning building.

Experience world-class touring exhibitions, immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and atmosphere of traditional and contemporary international works and discover the largest permanent collection of New Zealand art right in the heart of Auckland City.

Entry is free


This is my inside scoop for the “Weekly Photo Challenge” on the Auckland Art Gallery


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43 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge : Inside Auckland Art Gallery

  1. I can see why this building won an award.. And so should you.. Great photo of you two on top of the building … 🙂 xxx


  2. You have some really great architects, down-under. 🙂 Love those majestic Kauri posts, and that ceiling is really awe inspiring. 🙂


  3. You have captured another great day. To prompt our memory.


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  5. What a beauty of a building! Thanks for sharing.


  6. After commenting, I noticed all the pretty birds in your sidebar–and all around you!


    • I love to try and capture photos of birds, not easy, but I keep trying. The bottom photo is actually a video of the 2 lorikeets. The photos are on my Flicka site you can see more by clicking on the bottom where it says “more photos”


  7. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing a peek at your side of the world with us.


  8. nice shots – and thanks for the current event news – glad they won an award – looks like they deserve it. (part of the wood awning almost felt like mid century style to me ….hmmm) and hope they contain that virus in the forest areas! Beautiful for the inside theme. 🙂 ~y.


    • Thanks Y, I thought it almost looked medieval. It was so light and airy inside, I loved it


      • oh yes – I agree – inside it does – – I think I was referring only to that last photo – with the up shot view of the wooden awning – the color of the wood and the pattern felt mid-cent. But “inside” is more of what you said. 🙂 and thanks for the reply.


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  10. That timber is absolutely stunning! 😀


    • Good morning Dianne. The Kauri in the forest is also magnificent, but I heard that there is a virus affecting it and some parts of the National Parks up north are closed to trampers to try and contain the problem. It would be so sad to lose those giants of the NZ forest


      • That would be an absolute disaster. I really hope they can contain it.


        • My NZ friends are trampers and they are devastated to think the tramping tracks are endangering the forest giants.


          • You’ve been up this way (Cairns). You’ve probably seen the boardwalk for trampers to protect the fauna. I think it’s working…


            • I love the Cairns gardens, the Botanic garden is one of the best. Yes many National Parks now have board walks to protect fragile root systems I think it is a good idea.


  11. I really like the one done in the Heritage Gallery…something about that one made me go back and look again.


    • Hi Dawn thank you for commenting, this is a lovely combination of old and new and it is so well designed to incorporate both styles


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  14. poppytump

    Looks very calm and elegant PP .. very conducive to gazing @ paintings 😉
    Those kauri posts are quite something !


  15. We visited here! Thanks for sparking some great memories!


  16. welcome back, pauline. this looks like a very cool museum. the kauri posts alone are mighty impressive!


  17. So many variations on Inside this challenge, Pauline. Some fine shots in here 🙂


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  20. I think I would like to add this in my bucket list…visit an art gallery 🙂


    • G’day Alan good to meet you…Art Galleries are always on my must see in every place we travel through, I find them fascinating


  21. You made me miss home!


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