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Light Show


Sat 11 Oct 2014–Sun 8 Feb 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

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*Light Show will be open until 8pm this Sun 8 Feb, the final day of the exhibition. *

Continuing from its sell-out season at London's Hayward Gallery in 2013, the spectacular Light Show comes to Auckland Art Gallery this spring.

Spilling out across two floors of the Gallery, the exhibition is the first major presentation of international light-based art to be seen in New Zealand and offers an immersive and multi-sensory experience.

Playing tricks of the mind, as well as tricks of the eye, Light Show immerses and surrounds the viewer with stunning environments, from atmospheric installations to intangible sculptures that you can move around and even through. Visit Auckland Art Gallery and experience the wonder of light in all of its spatial and sensory forms.

Prepare to be dazzled by some of the world's most brilliant artworks from the likes of David Batchelor, Jim Campell, Olafur Eliasson, Dan Flavin, Jenny Holzer, Ann Veronica Janssens, Anthony McCall, Katie Paterson, James Turrell, Leo Villareal and New Zealand's Bill Culbert.

Exhibition organised by the Hayward Gallery, London in association with Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

You can also buy tickets on any day of the exhibition, from the Gallery's front desk.

'A blindingly good show… it's marvellous.' – The Independent

'A pleasure trip for all.' – The Observer

'Engrossing, original and provocative.' – Sunday Times

'This exhibition has thrown down the gauntlet. It will take something very special to top it.' – Londonist

Open Lates
Experience Light Show after hours with a series of late night events featuring live entertainment, food and drink. Open Lates will take place from 6–9pm on Tuesdays 14 October, 11 November, 9 December, 20 January and 3 February. Book Open Late tickets via the 'websites' link above

Discounts for Kids
Children ages 5-13 are $10 and 0-4 year-olds are FREE. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult.

Group Discount
Groups of 10 or more save 10% off admission. If you’re an education group of 10 or more, please purchase your tickets and book your visit by contacting

Join us and see Light Show for free!
Join the Friends of the Gallery and receive one free ticket to Light Show. Purchase an annual single Friends of the Gallery membership for $50 and you’ll receive one free entry to ‘Light Show’. (Limited to 50 tickets; this ticket should be presented at the Gallery on the day of your visit in order for your Friends membership to be activated, offer includes annual single membership with membership privileges and one free ticket to Light Show.)

11 October 2014 – 8 February 2015
Ground and level 1 exhibition spaces
Exhibition entry charge applies

Image credits:
Anthony McCall, You and I Horizontal, 2005. © the artist 2014. Image courtesy the artist. Installation view, Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, 2006. Photo: Blaise Adilon

David Batchelor, Magic Hour, 2004/2007. Installation view 'Light Show' Hayward Gallery, 2013. © the artist 2014, photo: Marcus J Leith

Ann Veronica Janssens, Rose, 2007. © Ann Veronica Janssens 2014. Image © Luciano Romano – Galeria Alfonso Artiaco

Principal partner: EY
Major partner: AUT University
Media partner: Metro
Exhibition partners: Trustpower and Philips
Supporting partner: GIB
Open Lates Media partner: George FM
Open Lates supporting partner: Matisse and Archimedia (3 February event)

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