What's on

Current and upcoming
exhibitions around New Zealand

Tū te Whaihanga

A recognition of creative genius The return of Taonga Māori from Europe to Tairāwhiti after 250 years Exhibition now extended to 2021

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Tairawhiti Museum

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East Coast

Terminal

The airport was one of the iconic symbols of the modern age and is now a site where the contradictions and problems of the contemporary world circle and land. It has become a battle line in issues around globalisation, border control, state security, and individual freedom. Flight itself has lost its romance. It is now recognised as an environmental threat, subject to flygskam (flight shame).

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City Gallery Wellington

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Wellington

A Year in Aotearoa

Witness the wonder of Aotearoa New Zealand in this raw and unfiltered photographic exhibition featuring images from the New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year 2020 Competition. Look through the lens of some of New Zealand’s top photographers across a range of categories including aerial, landscape, wildlife, society, and photostory.

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New Zealand Maritime Museum

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Auckland

Hard Sell Future

A major new site-specific commission and exhibition for the entry atrium gallery by artist JK RUSS, titled Hard Sell Future.

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Tauranga Art Gallery

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Bay of Plenty

Matthew Couper: Isolation Paintings

MATTHEW COUPER'S practice over the past decade has appropriated aspects of western art history. Here he uses historical forms to talk about present issues.

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Tauranga Art Gallery

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Bay of Plenty

Tangerine Dream

Curated from the diverse holdings in the Wallace Art Trust Collection, encompassing ceramics, sculpture, assemblage, glass, painting and found objects, the exhibition explores how unconventional approaches to materials have allowed artists to push their practice in new and exciting directions.

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The Wallace art centre, Pah Homestead

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Auckland

Andrée de Latour, Angela Busby & Dennis Handyside


Out of the Woods showcases new work by South Wairarapa artists Andrée de Latour, Angela Busby and Dennis Handyside.

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Aratoi

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Wairarapa

Crystal Chain Gang: In Flux

Crystal Chain Gang: In Flux is curated by Sian van Dyk and supported by Creative New Zealand and goodeye design.

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Aratoi

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Wairarapa

Sam Duckor-Jones: HI!

HI! is Sam Duckor-Jones' first major solo exhibition at Aratoi.
Text by Mark Amery.

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Aratoi

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Wairarapa

Terri Te Tau: Whakatau Miromiro

Whakapapa, phenotypes and whakataukī underpin the work in Whakatau Miromiro, a new exhibition by Terri Te Tau.

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Aratoi

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Wairarapa

LAYERS – FILLING THE VOID: TONY GUO AND DORIA ZHU

In their play, respectively, with light and colour and shape and form, artists Doria Zhu and Tony Guo question the mechanisms of our response to the chosen realities of our lived experience and how we understand and inhabit the worlds in which we choose to live.

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The Wallace art centre, Pah Homestead

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Auckland

LOUISE MENZIES: IN AN ORANGE MY MOTHER WAS EATING

This exhibition presents a series of works made during Louise Menzies’ 2018 Frances Hodgkins Fellowship and engagement with the Hocken Collections. In them the mechanics of an artistic life and the conditions that maintain one are presented for consideration through reference to Joanna Margaret Paul, M. C. Richards and Frances Hodgkins herself.

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The Wallace art centre, Pah Homestead

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Auckland

Christine Boswijk: Thinking Through My Hands

A retrospective exhibition of the audacious, fragile, spiritual and sensuous work of leading ceramist Christine Boswijk.

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The Suter

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Nelson

RECENT ACQUISITIONS BY THE WALLACE ARTS TRUST

The Trust stages exhibitions of recent acquisitions on a regular basis throughout the year. These demonstrate the support we give the visual arts through our ongoing, active and widespread acquisition programme.

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The Wallace art centre, Pah Homestead

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Auckland

Slime Inheritance – Marcus Jackson

Marcus Jackson creates a new installation work comprising airways, release valves, and sounding objects to form a fluid genealogy throughout the gallery space.

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Toi Pōneke Gallery

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Wellington

House of Treasures: Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho

See Kate Sheppard’s $10 note dress and other rarely-seen taonga (treasures) from the collection in this exhibition celebrating 150 years of Canterbury Museum.

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Canterbury Museum

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Canterbury

Mosque: Faith, Culture, Community

Discover the mosque at the heart of communities, and the diversity of Islamic culture showcased through art and objects.

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Canterbury Museum

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Canterbury

Spiritual Edifices of Islam

Graphite drawings of mosques drawn on location by internationally acclaimed Syrian-American artist Wahbi Al-Hariri Rifai in the last years of his life.

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Canterbury Museum

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Canterbury

Recalibrating

Brett Graham, Joyce Campbell, Lonnie Hutchinson, Kelcy Taratoa and Roger Mortimer - recalibrating the way we view history and culture.

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Bartley & Company Art

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Wellington

Tree Museum – Ben Lysaght

Pōneke-based artist Ben Lysaght explores through painting the peculiarities within the history of botanical gardens and botanical archives.

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Toi Pōneke Gallery

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Wellington

Destination Aroha - Russ Flatt

Destination Aroha is a testament to the power of love. Aroha for a beloved, for whānau, the community, humankind, our oceans, land and sky. Homegrown, international and universal symbols are pictured on Flatt’s flags; they also signify hope.

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New Zealand Maritime Museum

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Auckland

I Think You Like Me, But I’ve Been Wrong About The

Natasha Matila-Smith
I Think You Like Me, But I’ve Been Wrong About These Things Before
20 February - 1 May 2021

Opening Friday 19 February 2021
6pm - 8pm

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Artspace Aotearoa

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Auckland

Rob McLeod: The Banshee and the Lifeboat


Rob McLeod’s site-specific, immersive installation transforms Aratoi’s Wesley Wing into a surreal painted reality, where cartoon- and science fiction-inspired

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Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

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Wairarapa

Victor Berezovsky: Waiting at the curb

Wellington-based Berezovsky regularly exhibits in Berlin. Despite an impressive body of work, this is only his second solo exhibition at a public gallery in NZ.

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Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

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Wairarapa

Jason Burns: One Fifty

Jason Burns’ work is a social commentary, containing personal elements as well as seemingly mundane components such as recipes and random words and expressions.

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Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

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Wairarapa

Smell the Roses... Light Infused Painting

Curated by Sarah McClintock of the Suter Art Gallery Nelson, the University of Waikato is excited to share the unique work of light artist Larisse Hall.

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Gallagher Acdemy of Performing Arts Gallery

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Waikato

Artist Open Studios

The View From Here - Andrea Gardener;
Black 2021 DNA Files - Jillian Karl;
For Medicinal Purposes Only - Lauren Joan Lysaght

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A Gallery

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Whanganui

PARK UP - Photographs by Catherine Russ


PARK-UP is a series of documentary-style photographs by Catherine Russ, captured over twenty years on from Russ' original project in the same location.

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Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

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Wairarapa

Take a Bag

Timon Maxey and Take a Bag - a group show

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A Gallery

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Whanganui

The Coloured Pencil + Atomic Vanitas

The Coloured Pencil - Bonnie Wroe and Margaret Silverwood;
Atomic Vanitas – Lynn Hurst

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A Gallery

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Whanganui

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