Exhibitions 2021


Shannon Te Ao: Ka mua, ka muri

Ka mua, ka muri explores experiences of time, history and song. Showing for the first time in Aotearoa, the exhibition was originally co-commissioned by two major Canadian galleries, Oakville Galleries, Toronto and Remai Modern, Saskatoon, with the support of Creative New Zealand. For this homecoming exhibition, Te Ao has added new works from his recent 2020 exhibition Mā te wā, as well as a new text work in collaboration with Kurt Komene (Te Ātiawa, Taranaki Whānui).

6 March — 23 May 2021  |  See exhibition detail


Anna Crichton: Wayward works

Te Uru presents Wayward works, an exciting selection of originals and work in print by local illustrator Anna Crichton. Over many years, award-winning satirical illustrator Anna Crichton has enhanced both New Zealand and overseas publications with her sharply drawn cartoons, caricatures and illustrations.

6 March — 23 May 2021  |  See exhibition detail


Ana Iti: How should we talk to one another?

Recent McCahon House Resident Ana Iti (Te Rarawa) presents a new exhibition of work created during her time at the McCahon House studio between July and September 2020. The exhibition will look at the writing of Māori woman authors, and the journey of language learning.

27 February – 23 May 2021  |  See exhibition detail


Steve Carr and Christian Lamont: Fading to the sky

Recent McCahon House Resident Steve Carr has collaborated with emerging artist Christian Lamont to present a new exhibition at Te Uru. A series of works from each artist will be presented in the gallery, overlapping and abstractly communing around themes of light, atmosphere and grief.

27 February – 30 May 2021  |  See exhibition detail


The thrum of the tide

The thrum of the tide is a project by artists Jenny Gillam and Eugene Hansen (Maniapoto) that delves into the 20th century story of Te Ana Ru cave, known as ‘the ballroom cave’. The exhibition features taonga pūoro by Riki Bennett. Presented in association with the Auckland Arts Festival.

20 February — Sunday 6 June 2021  |  See exhibition detail


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