Previous Exhibitions

Waitangi Wahine

Main Gallery: 30 January – 3 April 2016 In commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the signing of Te Tiriti o te Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi, this exhibition features five Mana Wahine artists, all with reputations for pushing boundaries. Waitangi Wahine showcases works using a variety of media by artists...

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The Endling: Paula Taaffe

November 28, 2015 – February 14, 2016 Endling is a term used for the last of a species or subspecies. Featuring a cast of handmade creatures, this low-fi, stop motion animation is part poem, part call to action, highlighting a most dire and immediate issue for us all – extinction...

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Five by Five: New Conversations With Clay

In 1980, Denis Cohn Gallery in Auckland staged an exhibition of five artists who each showed five works. The artists - Bronwynne Cornish, Peter Hawkesby, Denis O’Connor, John Parker and Warren Tippett - shared a desire to abandon convention and approach ceramics from a new direction that was at some remove from the tradition of the craft potter. The works they showed were relentlessly non-functional and influenced by a range of philosophies and working processes.

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Adam Portraiture Award

11 April – 21 June The 2014 Adam Portraiture Award shows the best of contemporary portrait painting from artists throughout New Zealand. Selected and judged by Dr Nicola Kalinsky, Director of The Barber Institute, UK, this exhibition spans a range of portraiture from intimate personal images to large scale works...

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Brian Brake: Lens on China and Japan

28 February – 1 June Brian Brake is widely regarded as New Zealand’s most successful international photographer. His career spanned forty years, from the 1940’s to his death in 1988. This exhibition offers two slices from Brian Brake’s career: photographs of China in late 1950’s, and those of Japan in...

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