Archived: Unlocked Collections

Guided Art Tours Of Art That Is Usually Hidden Away

Discover the incredible art that is usually hidden away behind closed doors or in areas you have not noticed in the city’s corporate towers, institutions and public buildings. 

Wallace Arts Trust Collection at Auckland Council on 9 & 10 October (both tours booked out)

Spark Art Trust Collection on 10 & 12 October (both tours booked out)

BNZ Collection on 11 (12pm and 5.30pm) & 12 October (11 Oct, 12pm and 12 Oct tours booked out)

Chapman Tripp & ANZ Centre Collection on 13 October (booked out)

Auckland Live Artworks Tour on 9 & 11 October (both tours booked out)

Art and Science - The Perfect Marriage: Works from the University Art Collection in the Science Centre on 12 & 13 October (both tours booked out)

Auckland Art Gallery Behind the Scenes Tour - Conservation on 11 October (booked out)

Bookings Essential and Free*
*unless otherwise stated. Maximum 3 walks per person

Banner Photo Credit (left to right): Inseperable Huia, 2016 by Fiona Pardington;  Emily Karaka_Untitled (No. 10)_1985_Credt Collection of the Wallace Arts Trust​; James Ormsby, Exam, 2013, Collection of the Wallace Arts Trust.​


Contact details

Various locations, Auckland CBD
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    Unlocked Collections

    Once a year, we unlock some of the most impressive art collections in New Zealand. Go behind closed doors and see the private collections of some of Auckland's biggest businesses and discover paintings, sculptures and objects from a whole range of preeminent local and international artists. The Unlocked Collections tours take place throughout Artweek in the central city each October.