City Scene [Auckland], Issue 25. Not many organisations can claim a 125% increase in business, but that’s exactly what has happened at the Auckland Art Gallery this year. More than 214,000 visitors have walked through its doors during the first five months of this year ì more than doubling the annual estimate. Local artists have been the drawcard, the latest being Grahame Sydney. Five thousand people descended on the (Grahame Sydney) exhibition during its first weekend and there’s been a steady stream of visitors to the show ever since.