Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Heritage and culture are brought to life at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Founded in 1888, it remains New Zealand's largest visual arts experience with a collection numbering over 15,000 works. On 3 September 2011, the main gallery building opened after a comprehensive heritage restoration and expansion.

With the world's biggest collection of historic, modern and contemporary New Zealand art, as well as work by Maori and Pacific Island artists, the world class gallery also holds international painting, sculpture and print collections from 1376 to the present day. 

Auckland Art Gallery received $10,000 from the 2011 Arts Foundation Award for Patronage recipient, the Chartwell Trust.  The donation was made specifically for the inaugural project commissions on the Edmiston Sculpture Terrace (North), including that by Auckland artist Kate Newby, whose work titled I’m just like a pile of leaves launched in conjunction with the Gallery’s re-opening.

Chartwell Trust said, from their perspective, "supporting the inaugural Edmiston Sculpture Terrace (North) project commissions fulfils the Trust’s long held commitment to the development and strengthening of the public gallery sector, to providing opportunities for artists such as Kate Newby to extend their practice, to artists’ engagement with the public, and to supporting innovative exhibition opportunities within the public gallery space. This also enables Chartwell to acknowledge the Edmiston Trust’s ongoing commitment to contemporary sculpture projects on this unique terrace space adjacent to the Level 2 Chartwell Gallery."


Kate Newby (born 1979), New Zealand
I'm just like a pile of leaves, Concrete, cinder block, oxide, rope
Commissioned by Auckland Art Gallery - Toi o Tāmaki, 2011
Generously supported by Chartwell Trust