The University's Art Collection comprises more than 1200 paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures and video. They are on permanent display throughout four campuses: City, Grafton, Epsom and Tāmaki.
The collection is an invaluable resource for teaching, learning and research. Postgraduate research on the collection has included a thesis on its own history as an entity, and monograph exhibitions on individual artists, such as 'A Continuous Line: the art of Dennis K. Turner', which was based on art history student Richard Wolfe's MA thesis. Surveys of the relationship of the evolution of the University's art collection to the development of Auckland's dealer galleries has resulted in exhibitions and publications such as Vuletic and His Circle (about the Petar/James Gallery) in 2003 and New Vision Gallery in 2008.