Bill Culbert, Daylight flotsam Venice (detail), 2012, plastic vessels, fluorescent tubes and fittings. Purchased 2013, Te Papa

Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa 

When:
Spring Season opening 22 Aug
Where:
Level 5
Cost:
Free entry
Type:
Arts 

Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa is currently closed while we install the Spring 2014 season.

It re-opens Friday 22 August and will feature Bill Culbert’s 2013 Venice Biennale works, paintings by prominent avant-garde artist Natalia Goncharova, a survey of recent acquisitions by Peter Robinson, and much more.

You’ll also find refreshed activities in the Whare Toi | Arts Studio and a new pop up shop.

Join us on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 August when we celebrate the opening of the Spring 2014 season with a variety of events in the galleries

Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa online

Go to arts.tepapa.govt.nz to see the works reproduced in rich detail and video interviews with artists and curators. You can also access Off the Wall – Te Papa’s new quarterly online art magazine, featuring commentary by leading New Zealand art writers and Te Papa curators.

Below, you can read more about what to expect when you visit Level 5, including as a family.

More art, more variety, more often

No title (girl in a bush setting) 1882, Maker unknown, New Zealand. Purchased 1995 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. Te Papa
No title (girl in a bush setting) 1882, Maker unknown, New Zealand. Purchased 1995 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. Te Papa
Level 5 now features 11 galleries, including Artist in Focus, Collection Focus, Contemporary, and Art & Change. Six-monthly updates see completely new shows in these four galleries and many new works added to others. Up Front, a space at the entrance to the galleries, changes every two or three months.

Whare Toi | Arts Studio, at the heart of Level 5, shows a commissioned Artist Project. This is also a space where you can give your opinions and ask questions about art, and explore a range of interactive activities.

On offer for those wanting the in-depth story are expert essays, written by contributors from Te Papa and beyond.

Mobile guide

Artist and curator interviews, video content, and music playlists are all available on your mobile device with free Wi-Fi throughout Level 5. You can also borrow a mobile guide from the Information Desk on Level 2.

Kids and families

Explore a range of interactive art activities in Whare Toi | Arts Studio.

Join the Crafty Art Detective Agency and get sleuthing with our Art Detective trail.

Explore The New Zealand Art Activity Book: 100+ Ideas for Creative Kids – a new Te Papa publication.

Buy The New Zealand Art Activity Book: 100+ Ideas for Creative Kids

Public programmes

Curator and artist talks, family activities, late-night events, performances, and more – an ongoing programme of events is at the core of Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa.

See all arts events on arts.tepapa.govt.nz

Stare. It is the way to educate your eye, and more. Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.

Walker Evans, photographer

 

 

Image credit (banner and thumbnail)
Bill Culbert, Daylight flotsam Venice (detail), 2012, plastic vessels, fluorescent tubes and fittings. Purchased 2013, Te Papa (2013-0030-1). Photograph by Jennifer French.