Multilingual words of welcome emblazoned on Northart’s window frontage invite all visitors into the gallery. Located in the heart of the Northcote Shopping Centre, alongside the library in the Kaipatiki region of Auckland’s North Shore, Northart is just ten minutes from downtown Auckland, with plenty of free parking and bus stops nearby.
The gallery provides an accessible and community focussed programme of contemporary art exhibitions by emerging and established, local and national artists and a public programme of events, classes and artist talks.
To be the leading contemporary public art facility in North Auckland, based in Kaipatiki.
To provide quality art experiences that are stimulating, contemporary, innovative and relevant. We aspire to encourage the practice and appreciation of the arts create a welcoming inclusive environment for artists from different backgrounds and at different stages in their practice. Northart embraces the spirit of the Treaty of Waitangi’s principles of partnership, participation and protection.
Welcoming - Manaakitanga (We Care)
We place audiences and artists at the centre of what we do, with the aim to create a welcoming, inclusive and vibrant social space that encourages creativity, learning and enjoyment through arts and culture.
Northart is a place where people of diverse backgrounds can freely interact with each other to give expression to their ideas, their beliefs and their sense of identity.
Inspire and Excite
To enrich people’s lives through cultural and art experiences, and foster an inquiry to learn and explore creative ways to interpret the world.
Create Meaningful Connections
Connect communities through culture and the arts, and embrace the spirit and goals of Auckland’s Art and Culture Strategic Action Plan - Toi Whītiki: “Integrating arts and culture into our everyday lives”.
Quality, Excellence & Professionalism
We aim to consistently present high quality, stimulating and engaging exhibitions, and deliver respectful, supportive and professional relationships.
Visit us next time you are in the neighbourhood, or make a special trip. You’re always welcome at Northart.
Northart is a member of Safe Space Alliance, an organisation which aims to help people identify, navigate, and create safe spaces for the LGBTQI+ community worldwide.
Tuesday - Saturday: 11am - 4pm
Sunday & Monday: closed
Gallery Windows & Digital Screens: Viewable 24/7
Admission is free, thanks to support from Auckland Council.
Northart's operation and development is possible only through generous support from Auckland Council, Kaipatiki Local Board, The Lion Foundation, and Birkenhead Licensing Trust
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