The Auckland Art Fair has joined the rest of the world by pivoting in the face of a pandemic and transforming into the Virtual Art Fair, launching on April 30.
More than 20 of New Zealand’s leading galleries, including Sanderson Gallery with jaw-dropping work by Liam Gerrard, will be joined by institutions from Australia, the United Kingdom and China at the improvised event, which runs until May 17.
“More than 150 artists were scheduled to show at the Art Fair – and the work in many cases was finished or nearly complete, but for artists, they don’t get paid until it is sold,” says fair co-director Hayley White. “So with the Virtual Art Fair, we’re hoping that wherever possible, some of these artists and galleries will be supported by someone buying a work of art.”
Here’s our pick of what’s virtually hanging around.