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

The 29th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2020

Showcasing the works that won the ten prizes on offer, and the exciting works that makeup the travelling show.

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The Wallace Arts Centre, Pah Homestead

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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

Wallace Secondary School Art Awards 2020

In the spirit of the Wallace Art Awards, the Secondary School Art Awards recognise and celebrate emerging artistic talent in NZ.

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The Wallace Arts Centre, Pah Homestead

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Auckland

Gentle ribbing

Turumeke Harrington’s new exhibition Gentle ribbing is a birth, a coming into being with a lifetime ahead. The exhibition of sculpture and major installation features a huge, brightly coloured quilt. Much like birth itself, the quilt represents hours of labour, boredom, procrastination and a triumphant finish. Harrington divides the gallery space to reflect her interpretation of birth in Māori cosmognony.

Turumeke Harrington is a Ngāi Tahu artist based in Pōneke Wellington, living with her daughter and partner. She has a background in industrial design and fine arts. An interest in whakapapa, space, colour and material sees her creating large sculptural installations at the intersection of art and design.

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Toi Pōneke Gallery

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Wellington

Splash 2020

A highlight of the Wellington arts calendar that features guest artist SVETLANA ORINKO and over 200 works from around the country. All works will be for sale.

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Academy Galleries, 1 Queens Wharf

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Wellington

Tanya Ashken ~ Originals & Offspring

An exhibition of sculptures dating back six decades.

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Hamish McKay

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Wellington

100 Days - a Journey

SARA BOLAND, day 32

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Mahara Gallery

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Wellington

Garden Leave – Matilda Fraser

Matilda Fraser examines the future of work and labour in an economic landscape impacted by pandemics, recessions, global trade, automation and excess.

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Toi Pōneke Gallery

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Wellington

On Watch – Graham Bennett

Preview Sunday 15 November 2-4pm at The Diversion Gallery. Including the launch of a major Ron Sang book Around Every Circle on prominent sculptor GRAHAM BENNET.

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The Diversion Gallery

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Marlborough

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

Kelcy Taratoa

Kelcy Taratoa

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Bartley + Company Art

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Wellington

The Toi Pōneke Residents’ Show

Looking to start your own art collection or expand your current one? See what the residents of Toi Pōneke have been up to in our rejuvenated annual exhibition.

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Toi Pōneke Gallery

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Wellington

Sandra-Jane Suleski

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SOUTH SEA ART

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Russell

The Still Life of Reverie

Trevor Pye

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Mahara Gallery

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Waikanae

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

Brett Graham

Brett Graham

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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

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