Edmiston Trust

The Edmiston Trust is a proud supporter of the visual arts in Auckland.

The Trust was established in 1958 through a bequest. It has supported the acquisition of artworks in major public collections as well as collaborated with artists on transformative outdoor public art projects.

Major Projects

The Trust has worked on a range of projects through partnerships with the Auckland Art Gallery, the Auckland Council, the Auckland Museum and the New Zealand Maritime Museum resulting in a significant public art collection.


The Trust has created a diverse collection of artworks.

At the Auckland Art Gallery are a number of artworks by New Zealand and international artists.

Since 2004 the Trust has supported major public projects, which enhance the city’s environs.

At the New Zealand Maritime Museum is a collection featuring aspects of the country’s unique maritime history.