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Light Show tickets go on sale today

Chromosaturation at the exhibition, Dynamo. Un siècle de lumière et de mouvement dans l’art. 1913-2013, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, France, 2013 © Carlos Cruz-Diez / Adagp, Paris, 2014

Media release: Thursday 11 September 2014

Light Show tickets go on sale today

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki gets ready to flick the switch on the much-anticipated Light Show. Tickets to the acclaimed international exhibition go on sale at 10am today, Thursday 11 September.

Following its sell-out season at the Hayward Gallery, London, the immersive exhibition, opening Saturday 11 October, is the first major presentation of international light-based art to be seen in New Zealand. Lighting up two floors of the Gallery will be a wonderland of artworks by leading international artists, including luminaries Olafur Eliasson, Dan Flavin, Jenny Holzer and Ann Veronica Janssens.

From today, limited Earlybird tickets will be available at $12.50 via (

Standard single admission to Light Show is $15 (ages 14 and above), entry for children is $10 (ages 5 – 13) and admission for younger children is FREE

(ages 0 – 4).

Once Light Show opens on 11 October, tickets can also be purchased at the Gallery’s front desk.

An unforgettable multi-sensory experience, Light Show plays with perception and explores light using everyday innovations to the latest cutting-edge technologies.

The must-see exhibition, alongside the Diwali festival and Art in the Dark, sets the stage for a season of celebrations of light in Auckland. 2

Tickets also go on sale today to five Light Show Open Lates on Tuesday 14 October, Tuesday 11 November, Tuesday 9 December, Tuesday 20 January 2015 and Tuesday 3 February 2015. These special ticketed events offer a captivating evening with live music, George FM DJs and after-hours access to the dazzling magic of Light Show. Food and drink are also available. Open Late tickets are $20 and are valid from 6 – 9pm on the night.

The Auckland exhibition will mark the first time Light Show has travelled outside the United Kingdom, making New Zealand the first leg of its world tour.

Light Show will run from 11 October 2014 until 8 February 2015.

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

For more information on Light Show visit

Light Show is sponsored by Principal Partner, EY; Major Partner, AUT University; Media Partner, Metro; Media Partner Light Show Open Lates, George FM; and Exhibition Partners, Philips and Trustpower.


Notes to the Editor:

Group bookings of 10 or more save 10% off general admission.

Friends of the Gallery tickets are $12 with proof of membership. Visitors wishing to join Friends of the Gallery will receive one free ticket to Light Show on payment of the annual single membership fee of $50. Friends of the Gallery offer limited to the first 50 new memberships.

Entry to Auckland Art Gallery’s other exhibitions, including the hands-on, Lego-based work, The cubic structural evolution project by Olafur Eliasson, the Gallery’s collection-based exhibitions, its Creative Learning Centre and E H McCormick Research Library, remain FREE.

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