As a public gallery we want to enable as many people as possible to engage with our programme in the way that’s appropriate for them: artists, audiences, contributors, and staff members.

If you’d like planning support please feel welcome to call us on (09) 303 4965.

The entrance to Artspace Aotearoa is a ground floor, facade that has two doorways, to the left hand side is the double door glazed entrance to Artspace Aotearoa. Signage stating Artspace Aotearoa is visible to the right of entrance and hanging in front of the windows.

Entrance of Artspace Aotearoa

A fully glazed facade is visible. There are two glass doors with red writing on it that say Artspace Aotearoa. There is a books table in the window. A Kaitaki Gallery Host can be seen through the windows in our welcome area. Lights on in the gallery indicate the gallery is open.

Facade of Artspace Aotearoa

What To Expect

Artspace Aotearoa consists of one main ground floor gallery with an accessible entrance and one auxiliary space, The Kit, located on the basement level which is accessible with assistance.

The main gallery has one exhibition at a time.

The Kit hosts occasional events.

At the front of the main gallery, in the welcome area, is a wall text, printed at readable size. There are also printed exhibition guides, at the front desk, which you are welcome to take with you.

Light and sound tends to vary from exhibition to exhibition but in general the gallery is a well lit space.

Seating options vary exhibition to exhibition but there are always at least two seats with backs in our on-site Reading Room.

The gallery is staffed by a Kaitiaki Toi Gallery Host at all times who are happy to provide assistance.

Please call if you would like to know more about the current setting of the gallery (09) 303 4965.

Visiting the Gallery

Artspace Aotearoa is located on the ground floor of 292 Karangahape Rd on the south side of the street.

We are housed in the former central post office and share our building with Tautai whose entrance is to the right of ours.

We are open Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 11am-4pm and occasionally after hours for events.


We have one accessible park in our building's shared gated parking lot on East Street.

There is also one 60 minute accessible park in close proximity to the gallery located on the corner of East Street and Karangahape Rd on the south west side of the road.

Please call if you would like us to reserve either for you (09) 303 4965.

There is paid, time-limited parking available opposite the gallery on the north side of the road.

Getting here by bus

The gallery is located on a well serviced bus artery. There are three bus stops within a minute walk from the gallery.

Bus stop 7130 - Pitt Street is a two minute walk from the gallery. There is a pedestrian crossing next to the bus stop.

Bus stop 7131 - Karangahape Road/Queen Street is a 3 minute walk from the gallery. There is a pedestrian crossing located near the bus top.

Stop 7134 - Rainbow Bridge/Karangahape Road is a 2 minute walk from the gallery. There is a pedestrian crossing located next to the bus stop.

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Getting here by bike

The gallery is located near multiple bike paths including the Lightpath and the Karangahape Rd cycle way.

There are bike racks located across the road from the gallery on the southwest side of Karangahape Rd.

Entering the gallery

The gallery has an accessible entrance with a gentle slope. The door is not automated and opens by pulling the right hand side door. If you require assistance please signal through the window to the Kaitiaki Toi Gallery Host or phone the gallery (09) 303 4965.

Toilets And Companion Care

There is one accessible, gender neutral bathroom. This bathroom also has a changing table.

There are also gendered bathroom facilities that we share with our neighbours.

The bathrooms are accessed at an exit at the rear of the gallery.

Please ask the Kaitiaki Toi Gallery Host for directions or support.

Service Animal

Your service animal is welcome at Artspace Aotearoa. Please get in touch if you have any questions about bringing them along.


Unfortunately we do not have hearing loops installed, but please let us know how we can assist you in engaging with the work. We endeavour to have captions or typescript available with all audio work.


The gallery is generally well lit with clear mobility pathways.

Gallery Alarms

There is a fire alarm installed in the gallery space. If this alarm sounds, a team member will assist you in leaving the building via the main doors and outside into the emergency evacuation area in front of K Rd Mart.

We look forward to your visit.