Te Uru is part of the Lopdell Precinct, an arts and culture facility in Titirangi Village, West Auckland. The precinct is made up of three buildings: The Treasure House, Lopdell House and Te Uru. Te Uru is the newest building in the precinct and was completed in 2014. At the same time, our fomer base, the historic Lopdell House, underwent a major restoration and redevelopment and is now home to The Upstairs Art Gallery, The Titirangi Theatre, McCahon House Trust, Deco Eatery and up to 11 local small businesses.
Te Uru is open seven days in Summer and Autumn and Tuesday-Sunday in Winter and Spring. Come and visit our neighbourhood to enjoy great exhibitions, theatre shows or grab a coffee and take in the stunning views from the roof terrace of historic Lopdell House.
VISITING WEST AUCKLAND
Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery is based in Titirangi at the gateway to the Waitakere Ranges, Manukau Harbour and West Coast beaches. The area is also renowned for its lively creative scene. So there’s plenty to do while you’re in the area, whether it’s an afternoon drive, a daytrip or a weekend stay.
For more information on local life and businesses throughout Titirangi, visit www.fringemedia.co.nz.
ART OUT WEST
Home to some of New Zealand’s most vibrant arts communities, West Auckand is full of opportunities to view and experience a range of creative expressions. Don’t miss the monthly Titirangi Market on the last Sunday of each month for a diverse range of arts, crafts, tasty treats and live music. After you’ve explored the Lopdell Precinct and Titirangi, the McCahon House Museum and Artists’ Residency is a short downhill trip to the east just before French Bay, which inspired many works by Colin McCahon with its south-facing views of the Manukau Harbour. In late summer, Titirangi is home to the annual Titirangi Festival of Music and spring is the time for the Going West Books and Writers Festival.
In Avondale, there is the All Goods Whau Arts Space and their annual Whau Arts Festival, as well as other projects or events organised by the Whau Arts Broker. Moana Fresh is a great destination gallery and shop in the heart of Avondale. Also in the Whau area, nearby New Lynn is worth exploring for its wealth of public sculpture and ceramic history, including the iconic story of Crown Lynn pottery, which is told in displays at the New Lynn Library and the recently opened research centre, Te Toi Uku/The Art of Clay Museum. New Lynn is also home to the Charlotte Museum, for impressive collections related to lesbian culture. Te Pou, the Auckland home for Maori theatre is located nearby in Henderson.
Heading towards the West Coast beaches, the Arataki Visitor Centre is generously endowed with beautiful contemporary carvings and information about local iwi, Te Kawerau a Maki, as well as exhibitions, nature displays and hiking information. The beach settlement of Piha has the West Coast Gallery for local community artists, and Huia has the Huia Settlers Museum (open Sundays). At the northern end of West Auckland, the Corbans Estate Art Centre in Henderson is home to artist studios, performance spaces, a busy programme of classes and workshops, and exhibitions of contemporary art.
For information about galleries and exhibitions throughout the rest of Auckland and Aotearoa, we recommend ArtNow.nz.
- EXHIBITION OPENING
- 09 December
- Portal: Anna Koch
- 16 March