Thirroul's Egg & Dart art gallery is preparing to head overseas for the first time and showcase some of the Illawarra's finest artists.
Gallery director Aaron Fell-Fracasso said they were shipping up to 35 works to the Auckland Art Fair including paintings by Frank Nolan and blown glass by Garbielle Adamik.
Fell-Fracasso said the fair was like a trade show for art with artists talks, dinners and opportunities to meet with collectors.
"It's a bit more intimate and a lot more accessible for us," he said.
"Because we're not part of Sydney - we're part of the peripheral - we're always a little bit outside what's going on."
The Auckland Art Fair runs from May 1 to 5 with 45 leading galleries from around the Pacific Rim and artwork by more than 150 artists.