Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa
Opens 2 April
Remembering the Māori Battalion: Michael Parekowhai exhibition
16 Mar – Jul 2015
Up Front Gallery, Level 5
Michael Parekowhai's flower photographs commemoreate the soldiers of the New Zealand Māori Pioneer Battalion who died on European battlefields during World War I and never returned home.
Remembering the Māori Battalion: Michael Parekowhai – find out more and see images on arts.tepapa.govt.nz
The galleries in the 2015 autumn season of Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa opens on Easter weekend with a tantalising mix of old favourites and lots of surprises in eight new shows and three refreshed displays.
Tīvaevae: Out of the glory box
Celebrates the art of Cook Islands quilting through Te Papa’s significant collection of tīvaevae.
Glenn Jowitt: Imaging the Pacific
Honours the work of Glenn Jowitt, who spent more than 30 years photographing Pacific peoples.
Splash! Four contemporary New Zealand paintings
Showcases works by Gretchen Albrecht, Andrew Barber, Fiona Connor, and Allen Maddox that explore painting and mark-marking both in and out of the studio.
Two Artists: Emily Karaka & Shona Rapira-Davies
Profiles the work and legacy of two senior Māori artists who opened space for Māori women art makers in the 1980s.
Māori & Pacific Encounters: Ngāti Toa
Historical portraits of Ngāti Toa reveal remarkable stories of encounter in the colonial years of Aotearoa New Zealand.
New Visions New Zealand
Takes a fresh look at modern New Zealand painting through the eyes of a generation of highly imaginative female artists.
Being Modern: Helen Hitchings
Introduces the glamorous taste-maker Helen Hitchings and her ground-breaking gallery of modern art and design.
Louis Rosenberg: Etched into memory
An intimate view of the enticing etchings of American artist and architect Louis Rosenberg.
Art throughout Te Papa
You can see works from the national art collection on show throughout Te Papa.
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Main image credit: Unknown maker, Tïvaevae ta'ōrei pepe e pua kaute (quilt with butterfly and hibiscus pattern), (detail), circa 1940s, cloth. Te Papa (FE012444).