Aalto Colour has long been a supporter of the arts in New Zealand and Australia. Working closely with the curators and artists we make bespoke colours matched to the exhibitions.
Supporting Sponsor Aalto Colour Ltd,
Call Waiting, May 2011.
Chris Saines, Director Auckland Art Gallery, from the opening of Call Waiting.
"It’s very easy to acknowledge a long-distance sponsor like Aalto Colour – I have become well used to it. Aalto work alongside artists and curators, creating new palettes for exhibitions in both the NEW and in our main building. We have formed a very enduring and productive relationship, beginning with the opening of the NEW. Prue Cook and her team supported the first paint-out of this building and they have supported Call Waiting. For a medium sized business they have a large-scale appetite for helping in the most grounded of ways. And, let me add, it’s not just helping us. Aalto is also a supporter of Artspace, the Christchurch, Govett-Brewster and Tauranga art galleries. They are the world’s lowest maintenance sponsor and we are proud to associate our name with theirs. So, it’s good to announce that our partnership with Aalto will continue into our new building. I’d like you to join me in thanking Aalto for the incredibly generous support they give to art and artists! "
Call Waiting celebrates the NEW Gallery.
When the New Gallery opened 15 years ago, the Auckland Art Gallery saw it as a new home for contemporary art in Auckland. And so it has proven to be with dozens of exhibitions large and small, from New Zealand and from around the world, from the gallery's own collection and from a myriad of individual and corporate lenders, from artists and from institutions, as well as surprising, enjoyable and memorable art events.
The New Gallery has relieved the pressure on exhibition spaces in the main Art Gallery and helped revitalise Auckland's arts precinct, attracting dealer galleries to the area and brightening the Auckland arts scene.
Curated by Alexa Johnston, Call Waiting celebrates the history of the New Gallery as we look forward to the main Gallery building reopening in mid-2011.
Image from the Ndebele exhibition. One of the early exhibitions in the NEW Gallery.
The Ndebele women in the Aalto showroom.
Art Lounge. March 2010
Commissioned art work by Cut Collective. Art Lounge 2010.
Richard Maloy, Raw Attempts
12 December - 27 February
Installation view, Richard Maloy, Raw Attempts.
Rita Angus: Life & Vision
1 August until 1 November 2009
Auckland Art Gallery
Aalto Angus Blue, Aalto Angus Cream, Aalto Gallery White
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reproduced courtesy of the Rita Angus Estate
Aalto artspace blue
Rirkrit Tiravanija, magazine station no. 5
6th August – 6 September
Aalto Taxi, Aalto artspace orange, Aalto Topography, Aalto artspace blue.
Tauranga Art Gallery
EDWARD BULLMORE: A Surrealist Odyssey
15 June – 21 September 2008
Aalto Beyond, Aalto Imminent, Aalto Shekel, Aalto Gallery Silver
Taauanga Art Gallery
Cnr. Wharf & Willow St
Open 10am to 4.30pm daily
(Closed Christmas Day)
Phone 07 578 7933
Christchurch Art Gallery
Morris & Co: The World of William Morris
14 March - 29 June 2008
Photograph by Brendan Lee
Aalto Pimpernel Aalto Craftsman
MORRIS & COMPANY, London
Britain, 1861 1940
J. H. DEARLE, designer
Britain, 1860 1932
Mary Isobel BARR SMITH, embroiderer
Australia, 1863 1941
silk embroidery on linen
247.0 x 167.0 cm
Gift of Mr & Mrs Jock Gosse 1996
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
The Masters Eye: Five Centuries of European Painting
Auckland Art gallery, 2000
Supporter of the Auckland Art Gallery, Christchurch Art Gallery, Toi Maori Aotearoa, Govett- Brewster Art Gallery, Tauranga Art Gallery and Artspace.