Photographs capture the everyday through the phenomenon of light. To celebrate Light from Tate: 1700s to Now, we are offering the exciting opportunity to have your portrait captured by Tintype Central, New Zealand’s only portrait studio specialising in authentic 19th-century wet plate techniques. Learn more about this technique and watch as the alchemic process magically makes images appear on the plate.

One portrait costs $150 and can include up to two people. Following the session, your unique portrait will be varnished before you receive it, together with a complimentary digital file.

Bookings are highly recommended as the sessions per day are limited.

Please note this purchase does not include access to the exhibition. Tickets to Light from Tate: 1700s to Now can be purchased here.


  • Sat 25 Mar 2023 — Sun 26 Mar 2023
  • Hourly sessions: 10am to 5pm


  • Members $135
  • General $150


  • $150


  • Sat 25 Mar — Sun 26 Mar


  • 10:00 am — 5:00 pm


  • Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
  • Wellesley Street East
  • Auckland CBD, 1010