The Auckland Art Fair’s double vision

Written by Sara Black

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So successful was the 2020 virtual art fair, that the organisers are doubling down for 2021.

When the coronavirus came along spreading insidiously throughout New Zealand, things shut. Proposed gatherings were cancelled, including April/May’s annual Auckland Art Fair. The fair, which went quick-smart from physical to virtual in a matter of months, could have been a financial disaster. But it wasn’t, whatsoever. In fact, NZ$1.6 million of art was sold — a roaring success and the Art Fair is doubling down for 2021.

Chuck 24 – 28 February 2021 in your diary for the live fair (again at the Waterfront’s Cloud) and 3 – 14 November 2021 for the virtual iteration.

“It was also our hope that wherever possible, people would support artists by purchasing a work and, in this respect, our expectations have been exceeded.” — co-directors, Stephanie Post and Hayley White.

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Gavin Hurley; Courtesy of the artist and Melanie Roger Gallery.

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