Special Anniversary Heritage Tour of the former 1YA Building

Event details

  • Saturday | June 1, 2019
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Gus Fisher Gallery, 74 Shortland St, Auckland Central.
  • 09-923 6646

The Gus Fisher Gallery was originally the premises of New Zealand’s first ever television broadcast in 1960. Join us on the anniversary of this broadcast for a special tour of the building’s heritage.

This is a free event – see the Gus Fisher Gallery website here:

Nestled in the heart of Auckland city centre’s CBD, Gus Fisher Gallery is a contemporary arts centre that showcases local and international art through boldly curated shows. Housed in a 1934 Grade I listed heritage building that was formerly home to Radio 1YA and TVNZ, the gallery’s programme will reflect the pioneering spirit of its building’s history through a vibrant artistic programme that features contemporary art with a strength in artist’s film and video from 2019.

Operating on the fourth floor of the Kenneth Myers Centre, heritage features such as a neo-Romanesque façade and Art Deco interiors enable a striking contrast to the contemporary art exhibitions, as well as opportunities for artists to create site-specific responses.

The gallery temporarily closed for essential refurbishments in late 2018, and re-opened on 5 April 2019 with a brand new exhibitions and events programme that extends beyond the gallery’s walls with a dynamic public programme for Auckland’s audiences.