The International 2016: Art Meets Architecture — 30.06.16

An exciting partnership between the Arts Foundation and The International, a state-of-the-art development in the heart of Auckland's CBD, will marry art and architecture in sophisticated ways.

On an otherwise wintry Tuesday evening, Auckland's Princes Street was alive with architecture, art and music. 

In a first for the Arts Foundation, we collaborated with Sotheby's Real Estate, Sanctuary Group, and innovative agency Hustle & Bustle, to welcome guests to the preview suite of The International, Sanctuary Group's latest project - an apartment building of rare quality.

We like to think that this 'rare quality' may have had something to do with the fact that Sanctuary Group's Director Gary Groves, visionary behind the project, placed art at the heart of the development. From the get go, Gary called on the expertise of Art+Object's Hamish Coney to curate the art that would not only feature prominently in the display suite, but would also infuse into the ethos of the luxury apartments. Works by Max Gimblett, Paul Dibble, Antonio Murado, Dale Frank and Arts Foundation Laureate Lyonel Grant, grace the interior and exterior of the display suite. 

Guitar and Trombone in hand, Arts Foundation Laureate Don McGlashan treated guests to a performance of some of his most iconic songs. The music added another level of artistic excellence to the evening.

It was a great start to an exciting partnership between The International and the Arts Foundation. Keep scrolling to see photographs from the event, courtesy of Hustle & Bustle. If you would like more information about the apartments, visit 

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the event and to Don McGlashan, Hamish Coney, Hustle & Bustle, The International, and Sotheby's for making the evening so enjoyable.