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Gilbert & George: The Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Exhibition 2022

Often controversial, sometimes cheeky and always questioning, British artists Gilbert & George have been creating art together ever since they met in 1967 at one of London’s leading art schools. From the very beginning, they have appeared as subjects in their own art and shared a belief in ‘Art for all’.

For Gilbert & George anything – and everything – is a potential subject matter for art. From their own bodies to their long-time home in London’s East End, nothing is too personal or too forbidden for these two artists whose work is a portrait of life today.

Maungawhau / Mount Eden Summit Walk

Always on, The Maungawhau Summit walk is a must do for any visitor to Auckland. One of Auckland region’s 14 Tūpuna Maunga (ancestral mountains).

At 196m tall, Maungawhau or Mount Eden is the highest volcano in Auckland. From the summit, you can enjoy spectacular views of the city and its harbours.

A large, well-preserved crater, some 50 metres deep, is contained within the summit cone. And when you’re done, pop into one of Auckland’s oldest and most loved villages, Mt Eden to fill up from one of the many cute eateries.