Contemporary New Zealand art takes centre stage at Auckland Art Gallery this summer with the opening of Freedom Farmers: New Zealand Artists Growing Ideas on 26 October. Visit this dynamic exhibition and discover how our artists are engaging with ideas of utopia, sustainability and artistic freedom.
Freedom Farmers is the Gallery's largest survey of contemporary art from this country in two and a half decades and showcases 20 New Zealand artists from emerging to established practitioners, providing audiences an opportunity to experience numerous new and commissioned artworks.
Walters Prize winners Francis Upritchard, Dan Arps, and et al., along with Richard Maloy, Martin Basher and Edith Amituanai are just a few of the artists in this free exhibition, which predominantly canvases a new generation of artists born in the 1970s.
A wide-ranging programme of free events for the summer complements the exhibition. Inspirational speakers from a variety of fields such as neuroscience and eco-business add to the programme featuring New Zealand's foremost public thinkers on creativity today. Visitors are invited to get involved at the 'Ideas Market' for tips on sustainable living, or one of a number of family drop-ins designed by exhibiting artists.