THE ART OF BANKSY
The exhibition in Auckland will take visitors on a journey, exploring the questionable genius of the world’s most infamous street artist with a retrospective of over 80 of the artists’ off-street masterpieces.
Most famously known for his stenciling technique, Banksy’s artwork combines dark humour with underlying political messages and social themes, which have made him one of the biggest contemporary artists of our time.
Curated by the artists’ former manager, Steve Lazarides, the exhibition presents the first collection of Banksy artworks to reach New Zealand shores, including the iconic ‘Girl with Balloon’, ‘Flag Wall’ and ‘Laugh Now’ pieces. The exhibition also includes three pieces that have never been publicly exhibited.
All pieces included in The Art of Banksy exhibition are original works and limited edition screen-prints by Banksy himself, which are all unique in their form.
Outside The Art of Banksy area, The BOX Cafe and Bar houses a selection of food and beverages to refresh your palette.
“This exhibition is a one off – never will you be able to see this amount of work in one place again. Once the show is over, the artwork will dissipate back to the other 40 collectors around the world, and the likelihood of them being brought together again in the future is very slim.”
– Steve Lazarides –
Make up a group of minimum 20 people and come one evening 5.15pm-6.15pm and have an exclusive time in the exhibition. $1500 for 20 people, hosted on arrival, wander through the gallery and wine and nibblies afterwards. Email Tricia at email@example.com if interested. Some dates have already been taken.
The exhibition is open 10am-5pm, 7 days a week.
Tuesday 5 January through to Tuesday 6 February 2018
Every ticket is an open ticket – recipient goes whichever day suits.
All tickets sold through Ticketmaster either at their Box Offices or online.
Tickets will be on sale at the Aotea Centre Box Office whilst the exhibition is on.
The Art Of Banksy is presented in the heart of Aotea Centre. Aotea Centre is a purpose-built performing arts and events centre in Auckland’s Central Business District. It also includes the BOX Cafe and Bar where you can enjoy food and refreshments. Aotea Centre was specifically designed around a collection of beautiful New Zealand artworks by leading contemporary artists.
Finding your way to the lower level NZI of the Aotea Centre. Map
CAR PARKING: THE CIVIC CAR PARK
Entry at Greys Ave and Mayoral Drive
Multi-storey parking facility under Aotea Square with 828 parking spaces over three levels.
Vehicle height clearance of 2.08m
Clean and Tidy
Lift access from Aotea Square to all floors – located close to the Town Hall (open 10am to 11pm daily).
Types of Payment Accepted
Automatic payment machines can take Visa, Mastercard, Diners card and EFTPOS payments, as well as cash.
Civic car park. Greys Ave and Mayoral Drive, CBD. Casual fees $4 per hour with maximum of $24 per day.
CIVIC CAR PARK Operating hours
Mon – Thu 6am – 1am.
Fri – Sat 6am – 3am.
Sun & public holidays 6am – 11:30pm.
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.
NEED ACCOMMODATION? Art lovers listen up!
If you’re coming to Auckland for The Art Of BANKSY exhibition the Grand Millennium Auckland, right across the road from the action, has a super deal for you – a free breakfast and a drink on arrival.