Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa
2 Apr – Oct 2015
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.
John Drawbridge: Oceanscapes
John Drawbridge reimagined the sensations, textures, and colours of the Pacific Ocean through abstract painting.
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.
See artworks from all the galleries on arts.tepapa.govt.nz
More than just an art exhibition
Share your textile treasures
To celebrate the Tīvaevae: Out of the Glory Box exhibition we’re gathering images of hand-made textiles – quilted, knitted, sewn… you name it. We’d love to see yours!
Do you have a textile treasure to share? Take a photo and upload it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hash tags #tivaevae or #textiletreasures.
At the heart of Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa is an ongoing programme of events for everyone: curator and artist talks, family activities, late-night events, workshops, and more.
Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa events
Whare Toi | Arts Studio
Bring the whole family to our fantastic studio space with interactive activities for children and adults alike. Draw a self-portrait, share your opinions on art, write your own art-work label and take a selfie.
Our information hub is the place to chat with a Host about the exhibition, borrow an audio guide, pick up an Art Detective Kit, and browse our pop-up art and design store!
Visit arts.tepapa.govt.nz,Te Papa's online home for art, to find out more.
Kids and families
Pick up a free audio guide from the Up Front information hub on Level 5.
Tracks from both the adults’ guide and the kids’ guide are available on arts.tepapa.govt.nz:
Art throughout Te Papa
You can see works from the national art collection on show throughout Te Papa.
Find out what artworks are on display
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).