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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

METIRIA STANTON TUREI: TŪRUAPŌ

Metiria Stanton Turei aspires to be an Indigenous Futurist artist. Her work is based in a Māori world as if colonisation had never occurred, that is, she has created her own tūruapō or future imaginary. This world is governed by tikanga Māori, developed in response to our changing global environment and the changing needs of whanau, hapu and iwi in the 21st century and beyond.

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The Wallace art centre, Pah Homestead

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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

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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

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EDEN ARTS – THE KAREKARE HOUSE RESIDENCY 2020

The Eden Arts residency at Karekare House was launched at the end of 2017 and was home to four artists in 2020 – Sean McCarthy, Sena Park, Adrian Jackman and Paul V Johnston.

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The Wallace art centre, Pah Homestead

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Auckland

‘AMUI ‘I MU‘A – ANCIENT FUTURES: DAGMAR VAIKALAFI DYCK, SOPOLEMALAMA FILIPE TOHI

‘Amui ‘i Mu‘a – Ancient Futures is the significant creative outcome of recent ‘hands-on’ research by Dagmar Vaikalafi Dyck and Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi in historic collections at museums in Australasia, across Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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The Wallace art centre, Pah Homestead

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Auckland

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

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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

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Barnacles on the balls of industry - SIMON CUMING

Pōneke based artist Simon Cuming investigates the ambiguity that occurs between the delivery and reception of information

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Toi Pōneke

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Wellington

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

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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

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PARK UP - Photographs by Catherine Russ

A series of documentary-style photographs taken twenty years on from Catherine Russ’ original project in the same location. Te Motu o Poutoa is a look-out on an elevated site above the Manawatū River known to many locals as ‘Pork Chop Hill’.

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Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

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Wairarapa

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TerraObscura - Clayton Morgan

TerraObscura is a new exhibition of photography from emerging artist Clayton Morgan. This exhibition has come from “contemplating what it means to be in a slowly unfolding catastrophe called - Global Warming.

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Toi Pōneke

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Wellington

FAMILY TREE WHAKAPAPA: ELIN, MADELEINE, SARAH AND SUSANNE SLAVICK

Family Tree Whakapapa brings together the work of four sisters to ‘talk about trees.’ As curators, painters, photographers and writers, they portray trees in conditions in and outside of human care and conflict. Genealogical roots and botanical roots intertwine.

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The Wallace art centre, Pah Homestead

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Auckland

Take a Bag

Timon Maxey and Take a Bag - a group show

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A Gallery

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Whanganui

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Powerful images from the world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year event now on display in Palmerston North from the Natural History Museum in London.

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Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and Heritage

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Manawatu

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Suffrage in Stitches

Suffrage in Stitches is a unique handcrafted exhibition which pays tribute to the women and men who came together to win suffrage for women in 1893.

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Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and Heritage

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Manawatu

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Then and Now - A Century of Masterton Art Club

Masterton Art Club turns 100!. The exhibition includes work from both past and present club members.

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Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

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Wairarapa

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Head Above the Water: Brian Campbell

Tackling issues from conspiracy theories to climate change, Campbell’s work mines the animal in us all as he monkeys around with our cultural pretensions.

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Hastings City Art Gallery

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Hawke's Bay

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The Kitchen's Secrets

STEPHEN ALLWOOD Kitchen machines with their high metal polish and industrial chic. Allwood captures their gloss and gleam. A must for any foody.

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OREXART

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Auckland

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Today is the Day: Dali Susanto

Dali’s whimsical energetic personality shines through in this work, emanating his muralist and pop art sensibility.

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Hastings City Art Gallery

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Hawke's Bay

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In Your Face - Sam Mitchell & Gavin Hurley

Sam and Gavin share an interest in portraiture that goes beyond concerns with likeness. This exhibition is our contribution to the WGTN Portrait Festival.

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Bartley & Company Art

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Wellington

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Pūkana: Te Karu o te Ika - Moments in Māori performance

A celebration of Māori performance and performers across time and genres. In partnership with Wairarapa Māori community, a strong local component has been developed.

Developed by National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa. Augmented in partnership with the Wairarapa Māori community and Aratoi.

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Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

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Wairarapa

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Thinking Unfolding

This is a touring exhibition from the Print Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ)

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Hastings City Art Gallery

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Hawke's Bay

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JOANNA BRAITHWAITE

HARIATIA ROPATA - TANGAHOE

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Bowen Galleries

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Wellington

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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Costume and Cause: telling stories, celebrating strength

Curated by Liz Cooper, featuring Victoria McIntosh, Shona Tawhiao and Jo Torr.

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Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

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Waikato

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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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BIANCA HYSLOP, ROWAN PIERCE, TŪI MATIRA RANAPIRI RANSFIELD

Te Mauri o Pōhutu

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City Gallery

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Wellington

Reflecting on Light and Paint

Helen Calder and Christoph Dahlhausen

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Bartley & Company Art

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Wellington

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Within the Hours of Darkness – Astrophotography

Six photographers come together to show the beauty of the Wairarapa night sky from their own perspectives.

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Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

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Wairarapa

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WARWICK FREEMAN

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Bowen Galleries

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Wellington

Hohou Te Rongo

Curated by Margaret Aull, an explorative exhibition of contemporary Māori artists reflecting on healing or Rongoā in their creative practices.

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Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

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Waikato

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Strangely Beautiful, Hellebores & Other Botanicals

Strangely Beautiful - LORENE TAUREREWA and Hellebores & Other Botanicals – GAYNOR MULHOLLAND

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A Gallery

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Whanganui

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MAISIE CHILTON

Where Does it Hurt?

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City Gallery

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Wellington

Silent Order

Seeking Stillness in a Changed World: recent mirror works and sculpture by Mary McFarlane

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The Diversion Gallery

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Marlborough

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Euan Macleod

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Bowen Galleries

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Wellington

Hamish Coleman

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Bartley & Company Art

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Wellington

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RUBY JOY EADE

A Gentle Reminder

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City Gallery

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Wellington

Colour Field & Gonville Days

Colour Field - PAUL RAYNER & MICHAEL HAGGIE and Gonville Days – FRANCES JILL STUDD

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A Gallery

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Whanganui

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Kelcy Taratoa

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Bartley & Company Art

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Wellington

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Sally Burton: Pale History

Pale History is a poignant exhibition by Nelson-based artist Sally Burton that examines the complex history and what came to be known as the Wairau Incident.

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Millennium Public Art Gallery

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Marlborough

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