On a budget? No worries! Here are some of the best no-cost things to do and see this Artweek in the city centre. 

Changing Lanes

Changing Lanes 

A selection of leading New Zealand artists have activated the city centre's laneways, reference Auckland's unique heritage and signal the changing nature of the city's urban spaces and potential future use of the sites. From interactive installations to artworks that pay homeage to Auckland's historic shoreline, make sure you check them out! For all the details, click here

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Auckland Art Gallery 

Incredible exhibitions in the galleries 

While the majority of the exhibitions in our public art galleries are free all year round, many new exhibitions pop up especially for Artweek, and are worth checking out while you're here. From thought-provoking to fun and interactive displays, there's something for everyone. We also had a chat with Sarah Farrar, Head of Exhibitions and Curatorial at Auckland Art Gallery, for some of her recommendations, click here

Workshops on the Waterfront

Workshops on the Waterfront 

Get the kids outdoors, active and thinking creatively with Workshops on the Waterfront in Wynyard Quarter. Workshops on the Waterfront get kids involved in a range of activities from creative arts and crafts to practical skills and sports-based activities.


A projection on St James Theatre wall from Artweek 2017. 

Urban Moana Futurisms 

Supported by Auckland Council, don't miss this visual mash up of a light show projection on St James Theatre wall outside the Auckland City Library. It weaves the heritage of our past with the present to envision the future of our cityscape through a Moana lens, by exploring the transitionings of our people through space and time in creating a shared future in Tāmaki Makaurau.  

Last updated: 23 October 2019